Mastery is Collecting Cans for Charity!

Over the past few months, Mastery has been working to enhance our company culture.  We have implemented monthly spirit days, monthly breakfasts, a community bulletin board, and an employee recognition program. While Mastery regularly makes contributions to different organizations around the community, this time we thought we would create some stir around the office by letting everyone enter the charities they support into a drawing.

At our last open-house monthly breakfast we had a raffle to choose a charity to donate our bottle and can returns to.  At breakfast we drew from the charities and the Karmanos Cancer Institute was the winner.  For the entire year we are collecting bottles and cans at the office and will donate the return money to Karmanos! Mastery will also be making a matching donation  based on our earnings in can/bottle returns.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute not only provides patient care, but also is dedicated to research, education for the “prevention, early detection, treatment and eventual eradication of cancer.”

We’re going to keep this an ongoing tradition at Mastery and will continue donating to the great charities chosen by our employees.

How do you choose charities to donate to at your organization?

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Train Spanish-Speaking Employees with Video On Demand

A trustworthy way to prevent workplace accidents is by implementing comprehensive training.  This training develops more knowledgeable and well-rounded workers.  Though it seems like an obvious connection, when it comes to training to accommodate workers that speak Spanish, often their training is not as current or up-to-date as counterpart English course versions.  Without the same training as English-speaking workers, how can you develop a well-rounded, knowledgeable workforce ?

To help eliminate the language barrier in workplace training, Mastery updated many popular titles on the Video On Demand platform to include Spanish versions.  In doing this, our Spanish courses become available on our VOD 3 platform coinciding with the English versions of the course titles.  Mastery currently offers 42 titles on our VOD3 platform.  Using the VOD3 format provides supreme convenience and optimal learning by allowing training to be seamlessly viewed on any device (smart phones, tablets, and desktop computers), no matter the browser or operating system.  Offer the same up-to-date training for your entire workforce with Video On Demand training.

We are continuing the updates to our Spanish courses so we align with our mission to help build amazing organizations.  These updated courses offer the same comprehensive training for, nearly, every employee in the workplace – making a safer and healthier work environment.

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Don’t Ignore the Dangers of Texting/Talking While Driving

Cell phones are the most prevalent distraction on the road.  The societal pressures of constantly being connected are felt every time the phone goes off in the car, and waiting to answer that call or text, for whatever reason, doesn’t appeal to most people while driving.

Mastery’s newly released course title, “Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story,” goes through Jacy’s devastating story as told by her boyfriend, Steve, and herself.  They share shocking statistics discovered by research they’ve done.

Some points they make:

-23% of all crashes involve cell phone use

-Multitasking is extremely dangerous while driving

-Texting drivers are more likely to crash than drunk drivers

Tragedies like Jacy’s have long-term effects on everyone involved in her life, as well as the drivers of the other cars involved in the crash.  This course not only shows a real-life story of a cell-phone related crash, but also gives advice on what you can do to stay safe while driving.  Hang up before you get behind the wheel!

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Over 50 New and Updated Titles Released In February

Throughout the month of February Mastery released over 50 new and updated course titles, covering a variety of workplace topics. These titles are compatible with our third-generation, mobile friendly Video On Demand (VOD3) platform, making training more convenient by allowing courses to play seamlessly on any mobile device – no matter the browser or operating system (yep… another way Mastery helps to build your amazing organization).  Here is a list of the most recent titles released:

New Titles:

Updated Titles:

Be sure to keep an eye-out, as our list of titles compatible with our Video On Demand (VOD3) platform continues to grow!

We also released two new Partner courses this month:

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Complete Series of Microsoft Excel 2010 Courses Now Available!

Mastery recently released five more course titles from content provider, Sonic Performance Support’s list of Microsoft Excel 2010 training videos.  These five titles now complete the list of Excel 2010 course titles available from Mastery.  The new titles include:

Other Excel 2010 Courses:

Each course is available on our Video On Demand (VOD) platform, enabling training to be used on any mobile device.  At $4.95 per play, the affordability and convenience of the VOD format makes training unavoidable and seamless.

For more information visit Mastery.com.

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Keep the Workplace Educated on GHS and HazCom standards

Most of us deal with chemicals in our daily tasks at work.  Though you may have been trained on ones you work with, it is easy to forget about hazards and potential dangers.  As an employer, it is always beneficial to assign new courses as well as refresher courses to workers to stay up-to-date and educated on hazards in the workplace.

This month, Mastery has released three new Hazard Communication and Globally Harmonized System (GHS) courses.   These three courses are available on Mastery’s third-generation, mobile-friendly Video On Demand (VOD) platform.

In, “Hazard Communication: Your Key to GHS Chemical Safety,” learners receive four simple questions that should be answered before they use chemicals in the workplace.   If these four questions can successfully be answered before using the chemicals, the worker should be ready to work with them safely.

The two new refresher courses, “Hazard Communication Refresher Training (GHS),” and “Hazard Communication for Building and Construction Companies Refresher Training (GHS),” go through explanations of the three types of ways potential dangers are communicated in the workplace: Safety Data Sheets (SDS), container labels, and a Hazard Communication program.  Each course covers specific chemicals workers may encounter in the specific industry.

Chemical accidents can happen at any workplace, knowing how to handle the exposure will make the difference in the severity of the accident.  Use these courses along with Mastery’s entire selection of Hazard Communication courses to keep your workplace safe.

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Microsoft Word 2010 Courses Added to Complete the Topic Series

Mastery released 17 new course titles completing the list of 21 Microsoft Word 2010 courses offered in Mastery’s extensive course library.  From content provider, Sonic Performance Support, these courses validate the importance of training to keep up with technological advances, as well as support smooth transitioning of employee understanding.

New course titles include:

Each course is available on our Video On Demand (VOD) platform, enabling training to be used on any mobile device.  At $4.95 per play, the affordability and convenience of the VOD format makes training unavoidable and seamless.

Check out all our courses on computer skills at Mastery.com

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Keep Workplace Safety Resolutions the Entire Year with New Training Courses

Most people have probably already given up on their New Year’s resolutions. So in the spirit of it still being relatively early in 2014, Mastery Technologies wants to help organizations initiate and keep a resolution to promote and maintain a safer workplace.  In doing so, we’ve recently released 11 new course titles from content provider ERI Safety Videos.  Each video covers specific safety topics to encourage workers to take responsibility in following safety precautions and procedures in the work environment.  The new course titles are:

These ERI courses are great to replace older titles employees may have previously viewed.  They depict realistic and up-to-date scenarios to promote total comprehension and awareness in specific areas of safety. The 11 new courses are great editions to our already extensive course library, reiterating the importance of workplace safety and proper training.

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15 More Updated Courses for Third-Generation VOD Format

Mastery has been energetically converting courses to be compatible with our third-generation, Video On Demand (VOD) format, allowing courses to play on any mobile device.  It is extremely important to us to maintain a constant flow of updates in order for our customers to fully utilize all the benefits associated with this mobile-friendly VOD format.

Our most 15 current updates include:

Visit Mastery.com to view all the course titles offered in our wide-ranging course library.

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Ladder Use is More Dangerous Than You May Think

Did you know every year there are 300 people killed and 165,000 injured while using ladders?  This amounts to about one death and 500 injuries per day.  With these statistics it is obvious more focus needs to be on training on the proper use and procedures for working with ladders.  Our new course, “Ladder Safety,” provides such training for use of straight and step ladders.

Many people are injured or killed because they are using a ladder that is too short for the job or one that cannot support the workload.  This course gives six steps for safe ladder use, while thoroughly covering topics such as:

  • Inspecting ladders
  • Setting up ladders
  • Using extension ladders
  • Transporting ladders
  • Using step ladders
  • Working on ladders
  • Safety tips

Because ladders add the element of height to the job being performed, it also adds a heightened risk of injury.  Even when falling from a relatively low height, horrible injuries are still able to happen.  In order to stay safe on the job, it is imperative to not let complacency set-in and break proper safety procedures.

Ladder Safety is available in both Advantage and Video On Demand formats for you to start training immediately.

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