ISN Announces Online Education Courses for Pipeline Workers Through Partnership With NCCER
ISN, the global leader in contractor management services, today announces an expanded partnership with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). This partnership will provide access to NCCER’s high-quality pipeline training through ISNetworld’s Learning Management System (LMS) tool beginning in April, with new courses being added through the end of 2023. ISN contractor customers will have unlimited access to these operator qualification (OQ) courses at no additional charge.
“Our partnership with NCCER dates back more than 20 years and is based on a common mission to create safer worksites and increase worker competency, helping to get employees home safely to their families every day,” said Joseph Eastin, Chief Executive Officer at ISN. “We are proud to further that mission with this exciting new initiative.”
Brian Callahan, President and Chief Operating Officer at ISN added: “This comprehensive training program, built on the foundation of NCCER’s partnership with industry subject matter experts will provide cost savings to contractors, who would otherwise have to pay separately for employees’ OQ courses. Having these available in our LMS provides the convenience to workers of online completion.”
Using the ISNetworld platform, thousands of companies and tens of thousands of workers will have access to vital education courses that will cover a wide range of skills and qualifications related to work on liquid and gas pipelines. Nearly 200 online pipeline courses will be available as part of this partnership, including the development of 60 new gas trainings.
“We are proud to expand access to NCCER’s quality pipeline educational materials. Our partnership with ISN is a key step in accomplishing our mission to build a safe, productive and sustainable workforce that meets our industry’s immediate needs and beyond by allowing these materials to reach a broader audience,” said Boyd Worsham, President and Chief Executive Officer at NCCER. “Now, more than ever, offering virtual options for learning is essential to accelerating development and upskilling of our nation’s craft professionals.”
ISN is the global leader in contractor and supplier information management, with more than 20 years of experience connecting nearly 700 Hiring Clients, in capital-intensive industries, with more than 75,000 active contractors and suppliers to promote safety, health and sustainability in the workplace. ISN’s platform, ISNetworld®, includes data-driven insights and tools that help companies mitigate risks associated with global operations such as supply chain continuity, regulatory compliance, environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges, training and program conformance.
ISN has 13 offices around the globe which provide award-winning support and training for its customers in more than 85 countries. ISN takes pride in leading worldwide efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of contractor management systems and in serving as a world-class forum for sharing industry best practices, benchmarking performance, providing data insights among its members and helping decision makers, including board members, ensure contractor and supplier risk is assessed and monitored. For more information, visit http://www.isn.com.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curricula and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions. For more information, visit http://www.nccer.org.