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THRU-U.COM & AIAG ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

Alliance Delivers Comprehensive Safety Training For Automotive Supply Chain Trainees

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - DETROIT, MI. MARCH 24, 2009

The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Thru-U.com today announced a strategic partnership that to provide automotive companies access to high-quality, low-cost, effective safety training.

With the loss of many health, safety and environmental professionals from retirement and attrition, AIAG has identified a need to provide supply chain organizations with training to ensure the safety of their employees.  In collaboration, with Thru-U, AIAG is pleased to announce the availability of web-based personal protection equipment, first aid and manual handling safety training.

Thru-U.com programs meet all U.S. and international standards.  All of the safety training modules have been reviewed and validated by Vermont Technical College as developed in accordance with OSHA standards and guidelines, which meet U.S. standards.

Each Thru-U training module takes participants through a three-step “learning by seeing, hearing and doing” process that has been proven highly effective in many applications.  First, employees access high-quality audio-visual course content using an onscreen mentor and 3-D graphic animation. Second, each module checks the employees’ understanding of the content with evaluations and provides a record of his or her competence.  Third, the employee can practice new skills through online interactive simulators, which allow them to use their new skills to make decisions, solve problems and take action.  In the safe environment of the simulator, they can see the results of their decisions and actions, and correct them without risk and without the potential time, productivity and financial consequences in which this learning curve would usually result.

The Thru-U team has spent more than 20 years developing safety programs for training and re-training within industry.  Unlike many training organizations that take generic programs and then adapt them to different industries, Thru-U has closely studied the knowledge gaps and learning needs of employees in the automotive environment, and the depth, breadth and content of its programs are driven directly by those needs.

Online safety training courses are accessible via the AIAG website.  The initial launch will include extensive courses on Personal Protection Equipment, Manual Handling, and First Aid, while many more are being added as Thru-U’s portfolio of safety courses are customized to the specific needs of AIAG members and non-members in the automotive supply chain.

About AIAG
The AIAG is a globally recognized organization founded in 1982 by a group of visionary executives from Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors. The membership has grown to include prominent automotive OEM and suppliers such as Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Caterpillar Tractor, John Deere Corporation, International Truck Corporation, Daimler, PACCAR and others. Their purpose: To provide members an open forum to cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhances the prosperity of the automotive industry.

AIAG members play a unique role in the development of new technologies and the standards that govern their usage. Under the auspices of AIAG, volunteers from all layers of the supply chain work together to resolve issues critical to the automotive supply chain. For more information, please visit the organization’s Web site at www.aiag.org.

 

About Thru-U.com

Thru-U is an online safety training organization whose unique approach yields better outcomes, more quickly, than other training companies can provide. The organization develops and delivers expert-led training using a three-phase learning model of rich audio-visual content delivery, learning evaluations, and the benefits of skills practice using interactive simulators which allow users to practice and perfect their skills in a cost-effective, time-efficient, risk-free environment anytime 24/7.  Thru-U is the only safety training organization to utilize proprietary interactive simulators and has proven their benefits, having utilized them for fast-track training results for over 20 years Thru-U customers achieve better training results, in less time, and at a lower cost than customers of traditional training products.  This translates into improved productivity, quality, and safety for those who choose Thru-U.

Thru-U.com has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Michigan and Houston, Texas.  

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