New eLearning tools for paper mill employees

Published Sept 13, 2007 18.00.00 +2 GMT

In yet another demonstration of their commitment to the pulp and paper industry, Metso Paper and HumEng International Inc. have entered into an agreement to provide eLearning tools to the North American market. The first modules, to be completed in the Fall of 2007, will focus on winding ; operation, troubleshooting and fundamentals.

This new multimedia learning tool will allow papermakers to acquire the knowledge and skills they need on Winding at their convenience. The tool is effective and efficient. It promotes the assimilation of knowledge in a short time, with less disruption of the mill production process.

The eLearning modules will be accompanied by a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and a Training Fulfillment Analysis (TFA). For each of its operators, mills will be able to determine which eLearning modules are needed and the skills acquired from the eLearning.

The eLearning tools will help operators work more efficiently and make better and safer use of equipment, thus improving mill efficiency, while reducing costs.

Metso Corporation will contribute its best practices on Winding to this project and HumEng International Inc. will organize and present the knowledge and skills on a multimedia platform using sound principles of adult-education.

Established in 1991, HumEng International Inc. is a training content and delivery provider with the mission of developing and making available to the pulp and paper industry, eLearning content for shop floor employees. It is involved to a great extent in pulp and paper operations and maintenance.

Metso is a global engineering and technology corporation with 2006 net sales of approximately EUR 5 billion. Its 25,500 employees in more than 50 countries serve customers in the pulp and paper industry, rock and minerals processing, the energy industry and selected other industries.

For further information, please contact: Bruce Truskowski Vice-President Maintenance Services, Metso Paper

Marc Labrie President, HumEng International Inc.