Vivid Learning Systems creates strategic alliance with Midwest Energy Association and Energy Training Network


MINNETONKA, MN, Sept. 6, 2002 — Midwest Energy Association and Energy Training Network (MEA/ETN) have partnered with Vivid Learning Systems to supply its membership with Electrical Worker and OSHA Training.

Vivid has also contracted with MEA to supply utilities with DOT Gas Operator Qualification lessons. This comprehensive program will be delivered through a premier web-training portal for MEA/ETN at http://www.energyu-vivid.com/.

The http://www.energyu.org/ site contains over 70 utility compliance lessons and 70 natural gas Operator qualification lessons. The http://www.energyu.org/ training portal delivers several learning management system (LMS) options including the use of Vivid’s eClarus LMS or MEA’s Vuepoint LMS or the availability to use content in a companies existing LMS.

MEA http://www.midwestenergy.org/ is a partnership of companies and people committed to sharing ideas and information, providing education and training, and mutually solving problems facing those in the energy industry. MEA is one of the leading energy service organizations in the country.

They serve over 300 companies in the 15 Midwest states. MEA helps these members increase revenues and decrease operating costs through cooperative programs of information sharing, education, training, and mutual problem-solving. MEA’s members include 91 distribution companies, 10 transmission companies, 13 broker/producer companies, over 241 associate companies and over 978 individuals.

MEA also provides high-value operations training to companies in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. ETN is a national energy industry coalition involving the collaborative effort of more than 200 companies. ETN is also recognized as an employee performance solution provider.

One of ETN’s main goals is to ensure high-quality training and performance enhancement programs for energy industry personnel at substantially lower cost than individual company efforts.

Vivid Learning Systems, Inc. (http://www.vividlearningsystems.com/) is a technology-based developer of workplace safety and human resource courseware. Vivid’s Electrical Worker Training has quickly become the standard for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 refresher training with more than 300 utility customers currently using the program.

A subsidiary of NUVOTEC, Vivid Learning Systems, located in Richland, Washington, and has delivered over 4,000,000 courses to both government and commercial clients. Web Site: utilities visit http://www.utilitytrainingonline.com/.

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