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Industrial Training InternationalMay 16, 2023 3:52:17 PM2 min read

ITI and TVA Receive Top Innovative Practice Award from the Nuclear Energy Institute


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ITI and the Tennessee Valley Authority are proud recipients of this year’s Top Innovative Practice Award from the Nuclear Energy Institute. TVA and ITI have collaborated to revolutionize the training and development process for polar crane operators through the use and implementation of the ITI VR Polar Crane Simulator. To address the increasing demand for a safe, realistic, and scalable method for training a new generation of polar crane operators, the ITI Design and Development Studio worked with subject matter experts and operators from TVA and other industry stakeholders to ensure the polar crane simulator matched the level of realism provided by the existing, award-winning ITI VR Crane Simulators.

Below you can find the solution showcase video from ITI and TVA, which was shared during the Nuclear Energy Assembly which took place in Washington D.C., May 15-17, 2023. ITI's Design Director -Simulation, Andrew Czarnietzki and Quality Assurance & Support Specialist, Ken Laird were onsite to accept the award and demonstrate the technology behind TVA and ITI's innovative Training Solutions.

Top Innovative Practice (TIP) awardees are recognized for their improved technologies and innovative practices—their contributions have enhanced the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants across the world. These prestigious awards highlight the nuclear industry’s most innovative techniques and ideas. They promote the sharing of fresh ideas and best practices, and consequently improve safety, work processes and the competitive position of the industry. ITI is incredibly pleased and humbled to be included amongst thought leaders, innovators, and policymakers within the nuclear energy space.

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About TVA

The Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity for 153 local power companies serving 10 million people in Tennessee and parts of six surrounding states, as well as directly to 58 large industrial customers and federal installations. TVA does not receive taxpayer funding; rather, their revenues come from sales of electricity. TVA also provides flood control, navigation, and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and regional governments with their economic development efforts. To learn more about TVA, visit:

About ITI

Industrial Training International (ITI) is a global leader in the design and delivery of learning solutions for organizations conducting crane, rigging, and load handling activities. Founded in 1986, the company originally specialized in instructor-led training, field services, and consulting. ITI has since grown to also produce live online, and on-demand courses delivered via the ITI Learning Hub and has been recognized with numerous industry association awards for its groundbreaking virtual reality crane and equipment simulations solution. For more information, visit:


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