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December 14, 2023 min read

City of Bend, OR, Saves Money And Standardizes Training With Vector LMS


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The Challenge

Bend, OR, is located in central Oregon with a population of approximately 93,000 and is the largest city in the area. Initially a logging town, it is now a popular tourist destination for outdoor recreation, including skiing, rock climbing, and mountain biking.
Before implementing Vector LMS, the city utilized a different training management platform but after learning the benefits of Vector’s platform, they chose to make the switch.

The Choice

According to Ken Vaughan, Safety and Risk Program Manager at the City of Bend, there were two main benefits Vector LMS offered that appealed to the city:

1. Cost savings. When compared to the solution they were utilizing before, Vector LMS offered the same features at a lower price point.
2. Vector’s course offerings, specifically the certified continuing education units (CEUs) for Water and Wastewater training.

“We’ve definitely saved money since switching to Vector LMS…and it’s been a huge asset to us through COVID.”

Ken Vaughan

Safety and Risk Program Manager

The Change

Since implementing Vector LMS, the city has been able to save money on training-related costs, offer their employees increased training flexibility, and continue training uninterrupted when gathering for in-person training was difficult.

“[Offering continuing education online] saves us money. We don’t have to pay for them to drive down to conferences and we don’t have to pay for food or hotel costs,” Vaughan said. “When Vector added COVID training, we sent that out to all our staff and that made it really easy for us.”

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