Topaz Publications Launches "Virtual Training Department"

Topaz Publications, Inc. announces the launch of a new service called “Virtual Training Department,” offering employers a broad range of training management, planning, and development services.
“A lot of small and medium-sized manufacturing firms need to provide training for their skill workers, and sometimes their customers, but often they can’t justify the cost of a full-time training manager and training staff. We serve as an adjunct training department, helping companies identify and meet their ongoing training needs without having to absorb the financial burden of maintaining a full-time training staff,” said Thomas P. Burke, CEO of Topaz Publications, Inc.
The Upstate is host to nearly 1000 manufacturers, all of whom use skill workers in their manufacturing operations. Burke observed that the technical colleges in the area do a fantastic job of training workers for employment as machine operators and industrial technicians, but each employer has its own processes, procedures, and machines that their employees must learn. There is also a need for in-plant cross-training that must be addressed.
“Designing, developing, and delivering training requires a wide array of skills that can only be acquired through education and experience,” he said. “That’s what Topaz brings to the table. We start out by identifying the knowledge and performance skills needed for each job classification. Then we look at all the training methods that can be applied to the need, including community college offerings, manufacturer schools, off-the-shelf training programs, OJT, and finally, in-house computer-based and instructor-led training.”
Topaz Publications, Inc. – a national leader in the design and development of technical training courses and technical documentation relocated the company’s corporate headquarters to Greenville SC, last year. The company is celebrating its 20th anniversary in business this year.
Topaz employees have developed technical manuals and training programs for leading U.S. manufacturers. Topaz is also the select source for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and Prentice Hall, one of the nation’s leading publishers of technical textbooks in print and electronic form.
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About Topaz Publications, Inc.
For companies that must train craft workers, document their work procedures or communicate product safety, operation, and maintenance practices to customers, Topaz Publications provides a turnkey service for design, development, and production of print and computer-based technical documentation and training programs,. In addition to the Greenville, SC, headquarters, the company maintains offices in Upstate New York and Florida. For information, visit http://www.topazpubs.com.

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