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Free Webinar: "Providing Operator Training to the Workforce"

The Pulp and Paper Manufacturers Association is proud to offer a free webinar on June 19: "Providing Operator Training to the Workforce of the Future."  

The one-hour informational webinar will be presented by NPT2, the National Network of Pulp and Paper Training Technology.  NPT2 was created under a National Science Foundation grant to provide training to your workforce with the skills needed to operate equipment, produce quality product, and to understand the technical aspects of their assignment, so that employees are truly engaged in and understand their work.

The webinar will cover various methods of operator training, including the more advanced educational training used by the paper industry around the world; introduction to the newest and most advanced curriculum of e-learning available, developed by industry experts; and how mills can customize learning.  

The webinar will be facilitated by Michael J. Kocurek, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Paper Science & Engineering, North Carolina State University, and the Director of NPT2 at Alabama Southern.

The webinar, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Alabama Southern, will begin at 11:00 a.m. est. and will appeal to human resource professionals, operations and manufacturing employees, process engineers, and others needing to stay current on operational training issues. To participate, please register online.

The pulp and paper industry is currently facing a serious shortage of trained workers who understand both what happens and why things happen. The crisis is dramatic due to ongoing retirement of a generation of seasoned workers who represent decades of experience. This is a challenge to the industry--but also an opportunity to train and create a more technologically advanced workforce.

This webinar will segue into the one-day Operator Training Workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Alabama Southern, in Thomasville, Ala., on July 18. (see article below titled Operator Training Conference and Workshop Set for July 18 at Alabama Southern).


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