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New e-Learning Courses Provide Workforce Training

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

A new series of up-to-date, on-line courses are now available that focus on effectively training today’s pulp and paper industry workforce. The courses, offered by Alabama Southern and the National Network for Pulp & Paper Technology Training, were developed by leading experts in the industry and cover key areas of pulp and paper mill technology and operations.

“A highly trained workforce able to understand and employ the latest in technology is an essential element for any pulp and paper mill in order for them to operate as efficiently as possible and meet the challenges of this highly competitive global market,” notes Larry N. Montague, TAPPI president and CEO. “These e-learning courses provide participants the latest information available and the opportunity to learn from recognized industry experts in their field without leaving the mill.”

The Pulp and Paper e-Learning Courses are designed to train new hires and current mill employees and provide the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available. The on-line format provides maximum flexibility to meet individual and company needs. Courses available include:

  • Pulp Manufacturing Technology                                Paper Manufacturing Technology
  • Chemical Recovery                                                    Environmental Control
  • Tissue Manufacturing Technology                             Wet-End Chemistry
  • Paper Coating Technology                                         Pulp Mill Laboratories
  • Paper and Board Testing Laboratories                       Recycling Technology and Science
  • Paper Machine Optimization 

These e-learning are courses were developed by Alabama Southern and the National Network for Pulp and Paper Technology Training (NPT2), and funded under a grant from the National Science Foundation. NPT2 was created to provide the pulp and paper sector of the US forest products industry with a technologically advanced workforce by offering exciting and effective education and training. Through an alliance of community colleges, universities, industry partners, including TAPPI, and the National Science Foundation, NPT2 offers a proven program for recruiting, training, placing, and retaining future pulp and paper workers.

For more information on these courses contact Martha Wynn or Mike Kocurek

 

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