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November 2, 2020 3 min read

Catawba County Schools




K12 Education

Managing Compliance Training Online Results in 45% Reduction in Workers’ Compensation Claims

Catawba County Schools was seeking a way to reduce workers’ comp claims and easily deliver and track staff training.

The Challenge

Catawba County Schools, in North Carolina, adopted the Vector Training System (formerly SafeSchools) in 2016. Catawba serves 16,000 students and 2,100 employees in 28 schools. Before adopting Vector Training, Catawba administrators were having a difficult time finding a way to conduct required compliance training and other needed safety training. The district was also seeking a way to reduce workers’ comp claims. Now, the Vector Training System gives Catawba an easy way for employees to complete training on their own time, as well as a way to hold staff accountable with reports to check compliance. Since adopting the program, over 3,000 users have completed almost 82,000 Vector Training courses!




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The Solution

Dwayne Finger, Director of Safety, Facilities & Athletics, likes that the Vector Training System is easy to access, provides automatic email reminders of assignments, offers clean record keeping, and has numerous course offerings. Plus, staff appreciate the convenience of completing their training on their own time, when it’s most convenient for them. Catawba administrators also use the Custom Course Tool in Vector Training to deliver district-specific policies. In addition, administrators like that they can assign supplementary job-specific training to individuals or groups (like cafeteria workers, transportation, maintenance departments, etc.).

“Vector Training has easily paid for itself twice over, if not more!”

Dwayne Finger

Director of Safety, Facilities, & Athletics

Significant Savings Have a Big Impact

The biggest benefit Catawba has seen from using Vector Training? A 45% reduction in workers’ comp claims in just 3 years! The reduction has also reduced the district’s insurance rates.

To specifically help lower their workers’ comp claims, the district utilizes the Back Injury and LiftingPlayground Maintenance and InspectionPlayground Supervision, and Slips Trips, and Falls courses, as well as assigning many other courses to help educate employees and improve safety. Now the district can rest assured they are meeting required mandates, increasing efficiency, and saving valuable time and money.

“I would highly recommend Vector Training to other districts. It saves time and money on needed and required staff development. It has reduced our workers’ comp claims in half over a three-year period, reports are easily accessible, and the email reminders keep staff informed.”

Dwayne Finger

Director of Safety, Facilities & Athletics Catawba County Schools, NC

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