NSC Announces Launch of the Safety Council Academy

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National Safety Council of South Florida, The Safety Center and CertiLearn unveil state-of-the-art online training program

We're excited to introduce a site that leverages the true potential of the Internet as an educational medium

The National Safety Council of South Florida and The Safety Center, two of today's most progressive safety and wellness organizations, announced the unveiling of SafetyCouncilAcademy.com, an e-learning site developed in coordination with CertiLearn, one of the web's most well-respected online training providers. SafetyCouncilAcademy.com is a leading-edge educational site dedicated to meeting the learning needs of today's health and safety professionals.

"We're excited to introduce a site that leverages the true potential of the Internet as an educational medium," said Ron Dearing, Jr, President for the National Safety Council South Florida and Executive Administrator of The Safety Center. Safety Council Academy offers a broad range of courses that allow active members of the health and safety community to easily, affordably and conveniently get the continuing education they need to stay at the forefront of their profession.

Courses are aimed at those involved with medical, public health, emergency response and related professions, and cover topics from paramedic response to workplace safety and beyond. Content has been developed by online learning experts who are skilled at crafting courses that appeal to a variety of learning styles and abilities. Each course leverages an appealing, multi-media environment that makes even challenging material readily comprehensible, significantly improving retention. "One of the main things that differentiates this on-line educational platform from others is blended learning", stated Dr. Chad Brocato, one of the developers of SafetyCouncilAcademy.com. Blended Learning is defined as the process of taking a portion of the training/education on-line and a portion in the classroom. As Brocato states, "There are just some learning components that are best performed in the classroom today."        

The National Safety Council of South Florida and The Safety Center have together filled an important need in the local community for quality training and public education. The NSC is a nonprofit charitable organization that is largely known for its driver's education courses and related community-based initiatives centered on the goal of delivering "Programs for Safer Living." The Safety Center is a complementary organization that seeks to serve as a single source for workplace-related training, education, products and advisory services.

Together, the organizations recognized the need to offer e-learning solutions that better matched the quality of their classroom products. The selection of CertiLearn as the partner to deliver these solutions was based on CertiLearn's industry-leading delivery platform, as well as the superior nature of the company's extensive library of pre-developed, proven coursework. For an added incentive, The Safety Academy site provides users a great degree of flexibility when it comes to program selection, purchase and delivery options, bandwidth requirements and other key features. The NSC and The Safety Center were also attracted to the ability of the CertiLearn platform to offer a quick and effective method to modify key components of the platform, convert/upload their own highly specialized material and incorporate it into the overall course catalog.

More information about CertiLearn is available online at http://www.CertiLearn.com. More information about the National Safety Council of South Florida and The Safety Center is available at http://www.SafetyCouncil.com.

About Certilearn
CertiLearn provides complete e-Learning services to associations, corporations, franchises, unions and other small-to-medium sized organizations. Through its EON! division it also partners directly with leading continuing education providers to design, build and manage customized systems for their customers. Certilearn's and EON!'s combined course catalog includes hundreds of courses that cover a wide variety of subjects including management, industrial and professional skills, IT & technology, regulatory compliance and personal development . For more information about CertiLearn, visit http://www.CertiLearn.com or call 877-CL4-LEARN.

About the National Safety Council of South Florida
The National Safety Council of South Florida is a nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization dedicated to educating and influencing people to prevent accidental injuries and deaths. Members of the NSC include businesses, labor organizations, schools, public agencies, private groups and individuals. The South Florida Chapter is part of an international organization founded in 1913 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953. The primary focus of the NSC is promoting safety and health in the workplace, in transportation, in homes and in communities.

About The Safety Center
A world-wide consulting firm, The Center is a team of dedicated safety & health, business, and finance professionals, all of whom believe that managing safety should be no different than any other aspect of business. Through education, training, and strategic advisory services, we promote safety as an organizational value that can significantly reduce injury experience. Our team has applied proven theories and methods, translating into positive and sustained results.
Created by Environmental Safety & Health (EH&S) Professionals for EH&S Professionals, The Center takes the guess-work out of trying to find the appropriate solution for improving OSHA safety training and OSHA compliance. Serving Fortune 500 clients, academic institutions, and government entities with diverse cultures, we maintain the experience necessary to ensure a solid safety and loss prevention compliance platform.

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