Smurfit Kappa Dublin has announced that it is making online multimedia training a key element in its training plans for 2013.
The primary online training will be a program commissioned by the Corrugated Division’s Technical & Operational Excellence Group and developed by VAPA, the Dutch paper-industry training centre.
The program’s training modules typically have a standard structure consisting of video clips, animations and on-line assessments. The program includes modules on the corrugation process, die cutting, flexographic printing, gluing and folding. In addition, there is a training module on Health and Safety which will be the first module to be delivered site-wide at the Dublin plant in Q1.
Commenting on this training, Smurfit Kappa Dublin's Operations Manager, Anthony Carroll, said: “We are very excited by the potential of this program: the material is well-tailored to our industry, contains strong messages and being online allows us great flexibility in scheduling and pacing of training.”
Mr. Carroll also noted that the company’s recently upgraded Training Room would provide an excellent facility for the delivery of the training program to the Dublin and other Irish sites.
“It has been recommended to deliver the training in a single area that combines internet-access for individuals as well as a group discussion area for specific points or lessons and we are fortunate that we now have such a facility.”
The state-of-the-art training room contains 4 multimedia PCs in an ‘internet-café’ style arrangement as well as a round-table discussion area and an LCD display for projections.