Training that provides a significant amount of learn-by-doing boosts a student's retention of information by 10-fold. With hands-on learning students are physically engaged and understand difficult concepts better. This type of training also give students an opportunity to apply knowledge to real-world situations. And, when mistakes are made, they facilitate the learning process by allowing students to troubleshoot and determine what went wrong. Hands-on learning is much like riding a bike. One doesn't read a book about riding a bike and then hop on and cruise down the road. No - it takes practice and likely a few falls. That’s hands-on learning - the time to try, figure it out and succeed!