Grocery training in Canada goes high-tech with new online learning technology

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grocery HR Council (CGHRC), with funding support from the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program (SCP), announced today the release of its Frontline(TM) Online Learning system, an affordable e-learning technology platform that will enable grocery owners and franchisees to deliver essential training to potentially more than 500,000 workers across Canada.

Frontline(TM) Online Learning is a robust web-based learning platform that combines interactive content, video, audio and more, to deliver a captivating learner experience specific to the grocery industry at a fraction of the cost of conventional training methods.

"With this technology, we are able to deliver a consistent and efficient medium for skills development that can be accessed anywhere an internet connection is available," says Cheryl Paradowski, Executive Director of the CGHRC. "This will enable employers to reduce training costs and increase the ranks of employees that receive training, thereby raising the bar on productivity and customer service and making all employers more competitive."

Frontline(TM) Online Learning provides programs for managers and frontline staff, and is self-directed and interactive, with a built-in assessment system to test for transfer of knowledge. It also provides administrative, registration and reporting capabilities that enable managers to monitor learner progress, administer testing, maintain records and usage history, and provide support to learners.

The CGHRC has just released the first Frontline(TM) Online Learning program on Safe Work Practices, and the Council will launch its second program on Safe Food Handling on October 25, 2010 at Grocery Innovations Canada in Toronto, Ontario.

Established in 2003, the Canadian Grocery HR Council (CGHRC) is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program (SCP) that brings together representatives from business, labour, education, industry associations, government and other professional groups to support a collective response to the grocery industry's human resource challenges.

SOURCE CANADIAN GROCERY HR COUNCIL (CGHRC)

For further information: For further information: Michael Sloan, Communications Coordinator, 1-888-624-3060, Email: michael@cghrc.ca

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