Back in April, we attended the Oregon Governors Occupational Safety & Health conference (GOSH) in Portland, Oregon and had the pleasure of attending a conference session on mobile training. It was put on by Sathyanarayanan (Sathy) Rajendran and the Safety and Health Management Program at Central Washington University.
We were inspired by the presentation and since the Convergence Training headquarters is in Vancouver, Washington, just a few hours from CWU, we reached out to Sathy to discuss our own mobile training solution, and to see if there were any opportunities for us to partner up on any projects in the future. One thing lead to another and we were able to provide discounted and donated training content and software to CWU in an effort to help Sathy meet his goal of establishing the premier Safety and Health program in the west.
We believe in CWU’s program and in Sathy’s leadership, and our goal in writing this blog post is to encourage other companies to donate their products, services, time, and/or money to the program as we did and as other safety-related companies have done before us. That’s because since we’ve come to know of the program, the staff, and the students, we’ve been impressed and want to help them in their efforts to develop the next generation of safety and health management specialists.
To date, the Safety and Health Management program at CWU is using our Enterprise learning management system (LMS) and a number of titles from our EHS training libraries. Using the LMS allows the CWU professors to assign, deliver, and track assignments to their students, and also gives the students an opportunity to learn how an LMS can be used in their later careers. And the EHS library is a great complement to the textbook, instructor-led, and hands-on instruction in the program.