SOURCE: 360training

February 06, 2007 12:31 ET

The Associated General Contractors of America and 360training Launch Online Safety Training Programs

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 -- 360training and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the launch of a new online Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Outreach Training Program partnership.

With the help of 360training's virtual university platform and online OSHA outreach training curriculum, AGC will launch the OSHA 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach training courses through the AGC Online Institute (www.agc.org).

"The new online OSHA 10- and 30-hour training courses will provide our members another convenient way to train their workforce with the best materials available," said Stephen E. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer of The Associated General Contractors of America.

The OSHA 10- and 30-hour Construction Outreach programs are accepted by OSHA and designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. All participants who successfully complete online 10- or 30-hour training courses will become eligible to receive an OSHA 10- or 30-hour completion card.

"Our goal in partnering with AGC is to provide the members of the construction industry's foremost trade association with an abundance of opportunities to obtain timely and effective safety training," said Jeff Leiken, Senior Vice President of 360training. "Our partnerships with industry leaders in the safety field coupled with in-house outreach trainer resources give 360training's customers an unparalleled resource for safety training on the web," Leiken added.

Recently, 360training also announced the availability of online OSHA 10- hour Outreach training in Spanish, the first of its kind to cater to a key workforce segment of the construction industry. The AGC Online Institute will also offer this Spanish training option in addition to a series of other safety training courses that will be cooperatively launched through the partnership.

About 360training

360training (Austin, TX) services over 1500 e-learning partners who together have trained more than 3 million users worldwide. Their integrated strategy of technology, content and service helps organizations and professionals in a wide range of industries best manage career, compliance and certification needs. Ranked as the 6th fastest growing tech company in the 2006 Deloitte and Touche Fast 50, 360training's customers include industry leaders Guaranty Bank, IBC, CB Richard Ellis, Centex Homes, Duke Energy and more. For more information visit www.360training.com or call 888-360-TRNG.

About The Associated General Contractors of America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 32,000 firms, including 7,000 of America's leading general contractors, and over 11,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life."