Online Training Is Available For PMPA Member Companies.
Tooling University, the leading provider of online training classes for metalworking manufacturing, is working with PMPA to bring training to the desktop computers of member company employees. Complete details of the Tooling U/ PMPA partnership can be found at www.toolingu.com/pmpa.
Tooling U currently offers more than 90 classes and will add approximately 50 more by the end of 2004. The first class on Screw Machining began in February of this year, and an intermediate Screw Machining class was introduced in late March. Since TU was launched in the Fall of 2001, hundreds of companies and thousands of students have completed their training or are in the process of taking classes.
TU classes are developed by an in-house team of instructional designers along with subject matter experts at leading industry companies and organizations. The training site is currently seeking technical reviews from subject matter experts for some of the more advanced Screw Machining classes. These advanced classes will be launched later this year. Please contact PMPA if you are interested in lending your expertise to this effort.
All TU classes are conducted online and supported by text, audio voice-overs, video, photographs and illustrations. Courses also include a class outline, class objectives, a vocabulary list, pre-tests and final exams, an interactive dictionary, as well as note-taking and storing capabilities.
Tooling U provides each company administrator with a username and password at no additional charge. This administrator is typically an Human Resources manager, training manager or shop floor supervisor. The administrator prescribes the curriculum for trainees, sets student permissions, monitors trainee progress and test results, and communicates with trainees online via the Administra-tion Center. To see a demonstration of the Administration Center, visit www.toolingu.com/tours.aspx and choose “Launch Administrative Tour.” Site training for the administrator is also provided by TU.