OSW Training Solutions Inc. is a X provider of training solutions for the chemical/ petrochemical and related industries.  Our principal method of delivery is computer based using e-learning.  We offer interactive training courses specifically geared towards plant personnel.  We also develop site-specific or process-specific training courses.  The characteristics of our products that set us apart from all competition in the chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries are:

* Courses are written by developers with decades of operations experience at every level.  

* We use sound instructional design methodology geared to adult learning.  

* We use state-of-the-art presentation methods designed for e-learning.

* We include scenario-based interactions that engage the trainee and provide context for learning.

All OSW Training Solutions Inc. courses are developed by subject matter experts who have spent years in the industry putting into practice the skills and concepts they teach in our courses. Our process training courses are not merely descriptions of how the equipment works, but, more importantly, include scenarios typically encountered by operators in the plant.  Our regulatory required courses are written by health and safety professionals, who also have a minimum of 15 years of operating unit experience as production engineers, supervisors, and operators, and who have spent years complying with the regulations presented in the OSHA training.  This experience allows us to present material with a point of view typically not available from other providers.  Our regulatory courses not only cover what the regulation says, but also how it affects the plant employee, and interactive examples provide the context of how the requirements are typically implemented in an operating unit.  

All our training offerings use sound instructional design methodologies appropriately geared toward adult learners.  To ensure this, all of our developers are required to be proficient in the ADDIE model of instruction.  We establish clear learning objectives in all parts of our training, and the interactive examples and evaluations are aligned with those learning objectives.  Our information is presented in small logical pieces for easier understanding and retention, and is reinforced through the use of interactive exercises that are based on real situations, for better retention.  Our courses are divided into modules, and each module ends with a short quiz following SCORM guidelines.

We make use of the latest tools for our e-learning presentation.  We use Adobe Flash content and develop SCORM compliant courses.  Other industries such as the IT/Software and Human Relations (HR) fields have revolutionized e-learning and set the standard for effective and professional presentation techniques.  We draw from these techniques, and apply them to our courses.  We do not provide “flashy” content just because we can.  Instead, we use Flash content to dress up the presentation in order to retain the learner’s attention and to provide illustrations of the concepts to make them clear in the learner’s mind.

Our LMS or yours; whichever you prefer.  Our courses are SCORM 1.2 compliant.  This means that they are compatible with nearly all LMS versions in the market.  This gives our customers the choice to use our LMS, or have the courses installed on theirs.  Our LMS is easy to use, requires minimal, if any, training, and provides all of the features that modern LMS’s provide.  The features include:

* User log-ins

* Easy to use interface

* Curriculum management by your training coordinator

* Advanced e-mail notification for training due, overdue, initial assignments, completion, etc.

* Secure training record keeping available to your employees and training coordinator 24/7.

* The ability to record other employee training.

* Flexible reporting according to your specifications.

Contact us for a demonstration of our courses and our LMS.

E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio. The ADDIE model is the process traditionally used by instructional designers and training developers. The five phases�Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation�represent a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools. Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content (the courses) and a host system called the run-time environment, which is commonly supported by a Learning Management System (LMS).  SCORM is a specification of the Advanced Distributive Learning (ADL) Initiative, which comes out of the  Office of the US Secretary of Defense. A learning management system (commonly abbreviated as LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content.