An excellent event that was well hosted by all the staff at IBC. Thank you!
NCT PRO Trainings
Over the duration of two or three days, teams of professionals will be trained based on their expertise & requirements using equipment provided by leading CBRNe, C-IED, EOD and demining companies from all over the world. The trainings are organized at a training facility/military base or a space allowing for realistic scenario-driven trainings.
Civil and military first responders will be trained to respond to a CBRNe, C-IED, EOD, demining scenario with the aim of promoting interoperability, multinational and multi-agency cooperation. That is why each training scenario will have two different types of teams training together. Each training session will have a scenario that is tailored to the training needs of the participating teams and sponsors.
Product Training: During the one-hour product training, companies train the operators on the use of their sponsored equipment. This training enables the teams to effectively deploy the product during the scenario training.
Mission Training: During the two-hours training mission, the teams train on a realistic scenario in which they will need to use the different types of sponsored equipment. A professional trainer will coach and guide them through the scenarios and help them achieve their training objectives.
NCT PRO Teams have an opportunity to test & experiment new equipment or equipment that is currently not part of their inventory. The trainings are therefore used as a platform for teams to use various technologies with confidence, by putting them to the test in a controlled environment. Furthermore, the trainings allow you to train jointly with teams from different countries/states/counties under the supervision of professional trainers. This will allow teams to understand the SOPs of other agencies (civil & military responders must train in tandem). A team will also have the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the equipment manufacturer to better meet their mission requirements – input that is essential during the development phase of any piece of equipment. Lastly, teams will be able to exchange lessons learned and best practices with other participating teams.
NCT PRO Sponsors have an opportunity to put their product in the hands of current and future customers. The trainings are therefore used as a platform for you to showcase your technologies with confidence, by putting the end-users in an environment requiring your equipment. Furthermore, the trainings allow you to introduce new technologies that are not yet the final package. By participating in the trainings, we allow you to gain direct feedback from the end-users for R&D purposes while they get to know new equipment. The past editions have resulted in direct sales for the sponsoring companies from the training teams.
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Director of Training | Mac7 Training | USA
There are people from all over the world and they bring their experience, and they bring what’s really happening out there!
NCT Europe 2018
Best experience at NCT USA: being able to interact with end users at the PRO Trainings!
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The NCT PRO Trainings were launched in 2018, with a first edition at NCT USA 2018. Since then, no less than 38 teams have participated in at least one NCT PRO event!
Scenarios are built based on the participating teams’ experience and goals, and the sponsored products. In close cooperation with the professional trainers, the NCT Team develops tailor made scenarios for each NCT PRO event, adapted to the location of the event.
Each training session will have two different types of teams training together. Depending on the NCT PRO event, trainings may consist of (multi) national civil & military teams whereas other events may only include local multi-agency responders. For example, the trainings could be a combination of a response team from another local county, from a federal agency, or from a specialised military unit.
Most of the equipment will be provided to the teams by the sponsors. However, wherever possible, we strongly advise participating teams to bring their own basic protective equipment.