History of Convergence Training

Convergence Training is a division of Capstone Technology. Convergence and Capstone were established to provide pulp and paper mills with software solutions that increase efficiency and reduce operating costs. Our founders and subject matter experts began their careers in the pulp and paper industry, hold various degrees in pulp and paper and chemical engineering, and are uniquely suited to provide software solutions for the industry.

Convergence Training began operations as a department within Capstone Technology in 2002. Since then, Convergence has authored more than 80 courses composed of 350 web-based training modules for pulp and paper, construction, mining, and automobile manufacturers. Our courses cover a variety of topics including regulatory information for government agencies such as MSHA, OSHA and the EPA, site-specific modules on pulping and papermaking processes, lean manufacturing fundamentals, equipment training, and software simulations.

Although we’ve created training materials for many industries, Convergence Training has retained the company’s original focus, creating more than 70 percent of our site-specific modules for pulp and paper clients. Chart A below summarizes our production for those clients.


Chart A

In addition to site-specific training modules, Convergence offers a comprehensive library of training modules for standard business needs, including OSHA compliance (8 hours) and MSHA Part 46 training (8 hours). Convergence also offers solutions to deliver training materials, track employee’s training progress, create training reports, and archive training records: the web-based Convergence Training Server, our robust Learning Management System that can be scaled on an enterprise level; and the lightweight Convergence Training Viewer, for companies that want to deliver high-quality training with minimal tracking or reporting functionalities.

Jeff Dalto, Senior Learning & Performance Improvement Manager
Jeff is a learning designer and performance improvement specialist with more than 20 years in learning and development, 15+ of which have been spent working in manufacturing, industrial, and architecture, engineering & construction training. Jeff has worked side-by-side with more than 50 companies as they implemented online training. Jeff is an advocate for using evidence-based training practices and is currently completing a Masters degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning from Boise State University. He writes the Vector Solutions | Convergence Training blog and invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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