Here is how iLearnOregon has added value at some of our participating agencies. If you would like to read more, including actual monetary savings and agency testimonials, please read our iLearnOregon Talking Points (pdf).
The Dept of Corrections has fundamentally changed how compliance training is managed and delivered.
iLearn Oregon has allowed the Department of Corrections to capture an opportunity to take our training program to the next level. As agencies continually are asked to do more with less, iLearn Oregon is fundamental in our ability to provide foundational training to our 4500 employees, as we strive for a well trained and professional work force. This tool has many potentials that we have not had the opportunity to take advantage of yet. As we head into one of the worst budget cycles in recent history, it will be imperative for the agency to think "Outside of the Box", to deliver statewide training. With our unique business, iLearn will provide opportunities to connect to outside resources for industry specific training that can be tracked and reported. I have no doubt, iLearn Oregon will help DOC realize many future benefits.
Max Williams, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections
Through iLearnOregon, Parks eliminated the need to support statewide class instruction after implementing an on-line SPOTS card training, saving approximately $21,000 in its first year.
OPRD strongly supports the iLearnOregon Learning Management System (LMS). One of the most significant features is the capability to load and document training with on-line training modules. We have over 70 Safety Modules our rangers may need to take, depending on where they work and the equipment they use. The LMS allows us provide up to the minute training, to document who takes the training, and who passes the competency tests.
Yesterday my trainer got a note that our safety modules on Lift Trucks needed to be changed. In 30 minutes he updated the module, loaded it in iLearnOregon, and every employee now has the most current module. We do not send out emails, or new paper copies, and the parks will not have to update 3 ring binders, etc. This is a significant benefit for the safety of our staff and for cost savings. Since a ranger recently lost part of a finger with one of these trucks, this capability has far reaching impacts.
Tim Wood, Director, OPRD
Through iLearnOregon, the State Fire Marshal is now implementing on-line code enforcement training to all state fire district personnel, significantly improving the quality of training while dramatically reducing traditional training costs.
Governor Kulongoski highly promotes governmental streamlining. The iLearnOregon program has allowed us to streamline our office procedures. We will also be developing an online test for fireworks display operators for the same reasons: increasing efficiency and saving money for our office and the industries we regulate.
Randy Simpson, Oregon State Police, Office of State Fire Marshal