Newton, MA (PRWEB) July 19, 2006
SyberWorks, a leader in custom e-Learning Solutions and the Learning Management System industry, announced today that they were selected by Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. (SIRS), a leading advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc., Evansville ARC, Inc., and Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. will partner together to use the SyberWorks web-based Learning Management System to train their support workers and mental health staffs in advocating and working with people with disabilities.
David Gilmour, Network Administrator for Evansville ARC states, “This project is funded by a grant from the Alcoa Foundation and the Warrick County Community Foundation. Evansville ARC, Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers, and SIRS all have similar missions, and are partnering to use the SyberWorks web-based Learning Management System to provide training to their employees.”
Gilmour says, “Each of these organizations has limited resources for training their employees. As you can probably imagine, it would be very difficult to get groups of workers together in a traditional classroom setting from three different organizations in an eight county area. A web-based Learning Management System shared between them seemed to be the perfect solution to keep their employees updated and informed on the latest information, techniques, and policies regarding working with individuals with disabilities.”
Gilmour continues, “We looked at three different e-Learning solutions and found the SyberWorks web-based Learning Management System offered the greatest functionality for our money. We needed a system that could effectively manage a large library of online courses. The team at SyberWorks is great to work with at every level of the organization from sales to training and support. The software itself was easy to set up. I had the system loaded and set up on our systems in a half hour. The software documentation was excellent and I was able to find out what I needed immediately.”
Dave Boggs, CEO of SyberWorks, states, “We are delighted to be working with this group of organizations. It’s always exciting to us to see leading non-profit groups using the SyberWorks Web-Based Learning Management System’s technology to further the community at large.”
About Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions (SIRS, http://www.sirs.org) is recognized as a leader in providing individualized community services for people with disabilities. SIRS works with children and adults with disabilities and developmental delays through a wide array of services and supports. The organization focuses on advocacy, planning, support, and modeling of full inclusion and self-determination for individuals with disabilities. SIRS promotes the values of economic self-sufficiency, choice, competency, respect, responsibility, empowerment, and community support for people with disabilities.
About Evansville ARC, Inc.
Since 1954, Evansville ARC (http://evansvillearc.org/about/organization.htm) has been an evolving not-for-profit organization providing services to children and adults with disabilities in a variety of programs and locations in Vanderburgh County. Founded by parents, Evansville ARC continues to be a lifeline for families. The original group of parents would hardly recognize Evansville ARC today as the same organization they struggled to begin over fifty years ago. Evansville ARC has become a leader in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. Through its variety of services and programs, a staff of over 200 people works with, and advocates for, more than 1,000 children and adults from age six weeks through ninety years.
About Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.
Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers (GCARC, http://www.gcarc.org/main.html) assists persons with disabilities to realize their goals of learning, living, and working in the community. They provide advocacy and support systems for these individuals and their families, to help them find programs and opportunities for growth and development. GCARC makes efforts to advance the general public’s knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of individuals with disabilities within the community.
SyberWorks, Inc. (http://www.syberworks.com) is a leader in the custom e-Learning Solutions and Learning Management System industries for Fortune 1000 corporations, higher education, and other industries. Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, the company serves the multi-billion-dollar e-Learning market. Since 1995, SyberWorks has developed and delivered unique and economical solutions to create, manage, measure, and improve e-Learning programs at companies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries.