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NDT.net Issue - 2013-01 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2013-01
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

Technical Toolboxes Introduces the Addition of Computer-Based Learning to Their Array of Popular Pipeline Training Courses

Technical Toolboxes, Inc., Houston, Tx, USA

Technical Toolboxes, Inc. and NDT Classroom, Inc. have formed a strategic partnership to release high quality, interactive, computer-based learning via the Web.

Technical Toolboxes, Inc. (TTI) is now offering Technical Training Toolboxes on-line computer based training thus facilitating an increased scope and availability of training to engineers, managers, and technicians. The training is time independent and navigation free allowing the user flexibility to investigate disciplines of interest. The NDT Classroom, Inc. (NDT) Learning Management System technology allows 24/7 tracking of personnel training progress and custom reporting.

The initial roll out of on-line CBT courses will center on Nondestructive Testing Overview Training for engineers and managers who rely and make decisions based on NDT results. The NDT Overview Training series will provide energy and pipeline professionals with an understanding of the limitations and advantages of the various techniques used in NDT while supplying informative training in technologies used to achieve the best response for specific indications. Terminology, interpretation, reporting and an appreciation and understanding of the qualifications required of the NDT professional are also presented.

"Understanding" courses are completely video based online courses taught by industry-leading instructors. The training is engaging and includes real HD video examples and demonstrations. Each "Understanding" course is designed for the learner to review the material at their own pace while completing section quizzes and a final exam.

- The first series of courses to be offered are:
- Understanding Nondestructive Testing
- Understanding Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
- Understanding Penetrant Testing (PT)
- Understanding Radiographic Testing (RT)
- Understanding Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
- Understanding Visual Testing (VT)

Additional Pipeline Operator Qualification (OQ) training will be available soon as well as preparatory training for industry leading certifications.

"Using today's technology to bridge the gap between the older, seasoned worker and the less experienced professional, as well as students emerging from our education system is now possible" said Joe Summa , President & CEO of Technical Toolboxes. "Our Advanced Learning Management Toolbox ensures On-line CBT is the most efficient, effective, auditable and cost effective solution to meet expanding industry needs. Making on-line technical CBT freely available to those that want to get ahead will tap into America's most valuable resource – its people."

About Technical Toolboxes www.TechnicalToolboxes.com
Technical Toolboxes Inc. (TTI) is a provider of integrated energy midstream software solutions, consulting services and training for engineering and technical professionals. The integrated Toolbox software products developed by TTI provide companies with engineering productivity tools for standardization and training of their engineering and technical professionals. Technical Toolboxes is also the strategic marketing partner of the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) and markets their technical pipeline research reports and software.

About NDT Classroom Inc. www.NDTClassroom.com
NDT Classroom is a revolutionary company founded by industry icons Chuck Hellier and Jim Treat that provides video-based online NDT training. NDTclassroom has combined a state of the art media production company and NDT industry innovators to provide the highest quality training with the best delivery method available. We have collaborated with NDT professionals to develop a process that delivers HD video-based NDT training over the internet in conjunction with instructor access for the students. This allows the learner to have an engaging, interactive learning experience with all of the benefits of clear, close-up video demonstrations, coupled with the ability to interact with the instructor asynchronously through email.


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