Los Angeles, CA and Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
More and more employers are accessing state-funded (Employment Training Panel) training funds to assist with organizational training efforts. Employers are accessing it either directly on their own or through Multiple Employer Contractors (MECs) such as Employers Group. Employers Group assists many employers – not just one -- with their training needs through a training contract they have already received from the state. The state subsidizes both Instructor-led training and eLearning. Unfortunately, many organizations have not utilized the eLearning portion because the rules seem to be overly complex.
Vubiz and Employers Group have simplified the process with the announcement of a turnkey eLearning solution that allow trainees to attain state-required minimum training hours while also providing valuable learning in a convenient format. Jeffrey Hull, Learning Services Director at Employers Group explains, “We began integrating and blending eLearning with our state-funded training programs a couple years ago and have found eLearning to be a great supplement to traditional instructor-led training. Employees are able to receive more individualized content and employers can be more thoughtful about what instructor-led training they should offer.”
Next month a Rancho Cucamonga manufacturer will be providing both instructor-led (44 hours) and eLearning (20 hour-long courses) to 70 of its employees using state funds. eLearning courses will serve as a prerequisite for and in other cases a reinforcement to instructor-led training. “By incorporating eLearning, we have reduced the instructor-led training from 80 hours down to just 44,” said Hull. It is anticipated that state will pay almost 80% of the total training costs.
The state does have funding requirements about which employers and employees are eligible and what training is permissible, including maximum fees they will subsidize. As a general rule, employees in manufacturing companies that receive employer-organized, productivity-related training would be eligible.