Change Analysis: New Online Course Available

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Change analysis is a problem-solving method that involves comparing a process that has failed or is performing poorly to a second process that’s operating correctly. The analysis takes place by comparing the processes over different time periods. And, as you may have guessed, the goal is to find the difference(s) between the process that’s working well and the one that’s not–and change the process that’s not working well so that it is.

There are four main steps of performing a change analysis. But not everyone knows that or how to do this. And that’s why we’ve offered our new online Change Analysis training course. We think you’ll find this new course very helpful.

By the way, if this sounds somewhat familiar to you, but you can’t place way, change analysis is also sometimes known as is/is not analysis or KT analytical troubleshooting. So maybe you know change analysis by one of those names.

Would you like more information about the new course? We’ve got some for you below, including a short sample video and a list of the course learning objectives.

We even included a collection of online safety training case studies, based on experiences from our real customers, at the bottom of this article, so check that out too! 

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Come Visit Us at the Minnesota Safety & Health Conference: May 8-10, 2018

We’re excited to note that we’ll be at the upcoming Minnesota Safety & Health Conference from May 8-10, 2018, and would love to meet you while you’re there.

Brian Andrewjeski of Convergence/Red Vector will be at booth 302. Come check out our our award-winning online courses for safety and health training; our learning management system (LMS) for administering all your organizational training needs; our Incident Management Software (IMS) for tracking, correcting, and reporting workplace incidents; our mobile apps for mobile learning and mobile incident reporting/investigation; and a lot more!

Between now and then, let us know if you’ve got any questions for us and feel free to download the free Online Safety Training Buyer’s Guide Checklist below.

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ASSE Puget Sound Professional Development Conference Online Safety Training Presentation (Bliss/Dalto)

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This blog post is for people who attended the presentation on Online Safety Training facilitated by Morgan Bliss, Associate Professor at Central Washington University’s Safety and Health Management program, and Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training/RedVector. Or for those who wish they were there.

What we’ve done here is try to provide some additional materials to help you learn more about, evaluate, and implement online safety training solutions at your workplace.

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Come Visit Us at the ASSE Safety 2018 Conference, June 3-6, 2018

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Will you be at the ASSE Safety 2018 Conference June 3-6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX? So will we!

Come by Booth 2208 to see our award-winning online courses for safety and health training; our learning management system (LMS) for administering all your organizational training needs; our Incident Management Software (IMS) for reporting, investigating, tracking, correcting, and learning from workplace incidents; our mobile apps for mobile learning and mobile incident reporting/investigation; and a lot more!

Speaking of the annual ASSE Safety event, did you know we won the attendees choice award for BEST SAFETY TRAINING at last year’s national ASSE Safety 2017 conference? It’s true!

We look forward to meeting you there. Until then, read this update on the upcoming ANSI/ASSE Z490.2 standard for online safety training (we’re on the committee creating this) and feel free to download the free online safety training buyer’s guide checklist below.

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Come Visit Us at the Pulp & Paper Safety Association Conference–June 17-20, 2018

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We’re excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2018 Pulp & Paper Safety Association (PPSA) Annual Conference in St. Petersburg, FL on June 17-20, 2018.

We’ll be demonstrating our award-winning online courses for paper manufacturing training and safety and health training; our learning management system (LMS) for administering all your organizational training needs; our Incident Management Software (IMS) for tracking, correcting, and reporting workplace incidents; our mobile apps for mobile learning and mobile incident reporting/investigation; and a lot more!

Come to St. Petersburg, enjoy the great weather, take in the conference, say hi to us while you’re there, and let us show you how our products can help improve efficiency and safety at our paper manufacturing organization.

You’ll notice that Dr. Todd Conklin is the keynote speaker at the conference. Between now and then, feel free to check out our articles based on Dr. Conklin’s work:

And please also download our free guide to online paper manufacturing training.

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Convergence Acquired by Vector Solutions

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We’ve got some huge news!

Convergence Training has been acquired by Vector Solutions, a long-time online training innovator and leader in performance solutions for commercial, education, and public sector clients. We’re really excited about this new opportunity to grow and provide our customers more courses, more services, and even more value.

As the newest addition to the Vector Solutions family of brands, Convergence Training joins RedVector, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools in their ongoing efforts to provide industry-focused online solutions for training, compliance, safety, and productivity.

Our combined vision positions Convergence Training as a strategic complement to the RedVector brand, strengthening the industrial and safety markets within its line of commercial training offerings. While Convergence Training has spent years developing a strong foundation in the industrial safety arena, alignment with RedVector extends the combined market scope to include IT and cyber security, facilities management, project management, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) clients.

The unified assets and skill sets of the Convergence Training and RedVector teams represent a competitive advantage otherwise unmatched in the industry. Clients will benefit from access to a range of new resources, including over 2,500 eLearning courses and knowledge assessments, courses accredited by more than 100 licensing bodies and professional associations, license and credential management tools, professional evaluation tools, and SDS management.

Don’t worry. While our organization grows and evolves, you’ll still get the same premium courses, feature-packed LMS options, and excellent customer service you’ve come to expect from Convergence Training. You’ll just get more of everything!

So stay tuned. We’ve got some great things in store!

In the meantime, check out the press release below for more details. And don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Vector Solutions Acquires Convergence Training,

Strengthening its Commitment to Delivering Optimum Training Technology

eLearning and Performance Optimization Company Strengthens Industrial Market Share

TAMPA, FL. (April 24, 2018) — Vector Solutions, the leader in industry-focused eLearning and SaaS performance support solutions, announced today it has acquired Convergence Training, a leading provider of training content and software solutions for industrial operations, manufacturing, and mining, specializing in 3D and animation. The acquisition solidifies Vector’s position as an innovator in training technology, strengthening its focus on skills-based training, expanding its portfolio of industry-specific solutions, and broadening the types of modernized content it can deliver to clients.

“It’s our mission to create the most effective training to maximize learning and retention for optimized performance,” said Jeff Gordon, CEO of Vector Solutions. “And one of the best ways to engage learners is by leveraging cutting-edge educational technology like the 3D modeling used in Convergence courses. This type of media allows us to bring topics to life, convey complex information and processes, give rare looks inside machinery and other large items, and create scenarios that could otherwise risk safety. This is an important step as we work to modernize our entire course library and bring personalized instant intelligence to our clients.”

Convergence serves over 50 Fortune 500 companies and has more than 400 clients including Caterpillar, Honeywell, LafargeHolcim, Microsoft and International Paper. Their course library includes 750 courses, many offered in 14 languages, on a broad range of subjects including health and safety, paper and pulping, corrugated packaging, power and utilities, mining, and HR.

“Our two teams share a passion for innovation and driving results,” said Randy Kohltfarber, CEO of Convergence Training. “We could not be more excited to see what the synergy between us will bring to the future of training, both in the industrial space and other industries served by Vector. The reach and power behind their LMS, mobile technology and course library will better enable us to reach a wider audience with our 3D training while better serving our existing clients.”

The acquisition provides clients across Vector and Convergence with access to thousands of new courses in a variety of modern formats and includes content accredited by hundreds of licensing bodies and professional associations. Clients will also benefit from increased platform features and modules for optimized performance. Convergence Training products and solutions will be offered under Vector’s Commercial business unit, partnered with the RedVector brand.

Vector Solutions is focused on creating mobile, intelligent solutions that deliver real-time training to help optimize employee performance. The addition of 3D modeling comes as the company launches its first Virtual Reality training course for firefighters and also rolls out its first Augmented Reality prototype.

For additional information, please visit the Vector Solutions website and Newsroom

About Vector Solutions

Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 7,000 courses written by over 250 subject matter experts and reaches almost 6 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com. Follow us on twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.

 

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Updated Electrical Soldering Online Training Course Released

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We’re excited to let you know that we’ve recently updated our Online Electrical Soldering Training Course and it’s available in its new, updated version.

The newly updated electrical soldering course is one of several courses in a series on industrial equipment and tools, which is itself just one part of our industrial maintenance skills online training library.

We’ve got a preview video of the newly updated soldering course for you below, but in addition know that we have other courses on related topics such as Welding and Welding Safety.

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Updated Current, Voltage, and Resistance Online Training Course Released

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We just updated and re-released our existing Current, Voltage, and Resistance online electrical training course.

The course is one of a collection of courses in our Online Industrial Electrical Training series of courses, which is itself part of our Industrial Maintenance and Skills course library.

We’ve got some additional information, including a course preview video, below for you.

Know that in addition to the course, series, and library mentioned above, we also offer online electrical safety training courses as part of our online health and safety training library.

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Annual Streaming Subscriptions Now Available for Course Libraries and Series

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In our continuing efforts to provide our customers with the most flexible and cost-effective access to our quality eLearning training content, Convergence Training now offers annual streaming subscriptions to our most popular online training course libraries and series.

In addition to our online pay-per-view format and SCORM/AICC licensing options, you can now subscribe to some of our comprehensive course libraries, including Health and Safety, HR Compliance and Soft Skills, and Corrugated Packaging. You can also get some great value by subscribing to a more focused set of courses within a series, such as Cranes and Rigging, Hazardous Materials, Lockout & Energy Control, and many more!

Just browse our eLearning courses online to find the best fit for your needs. And please don’t hesitate to let us know when you have questions. We’ll be happy to help.

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Convergence Training Now Offers Courses in 14 Languages

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We’ve recently released many of our courses in a variety of languages to meet growing international demand for our online training. Several years ago, we began developing courses in both English and Spanish to meet the needs of Spanish-speakers throughout the U.S. Now, in coordination with multinational customers, we’ve produced multilingual courses in the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai

Visit our Multilingual Courses page for more details on which courses are available in which languages. And as always, feel free to contact us with any questions. We’ll be happy to help!

 

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Active Shooter Response: New Online Course Available

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Sadly, shootings, gun violence, and gun-related killings are a part of our culture and society. That’s true in all walks of life, including in the workplace and at schools.

That reality means it’s important for every workplace to know what to do if an active shooter is in their site of work. To help your organization create a plan, we’ve just released our new Active Shooter Response online training course.

The course will explain best actions to take when an active shooter is in the workplace and also describe how to interact with law enforcement officers or other first responders who arrive on the scene.

Read on to learn more about our active shooter response course. We’ve included a short sample video and a list of the course learning objectives to help you evaluate it for your workplace.

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