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180 Skills Training Frequently Asked Questions

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    Can anyone participate in this training program?

    This is an exclusive benefit negotiated by FPSA. If you wish to take advantage of this discounted training, your company must be a member of the Association.

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    What is the benefit of this program to the company and to the employee?

    The company benefits by having a more competent, qualified and productive employee at a much more affordable price than sending them out to multiple training courses. The employee benefits by way of improved skills that make them more valuable to their employer. In short, this program is a win-win for both parties.

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    What type of training courses are available?

    With over 700 training courses, there is quite a wide range of training courses for all. These courses are concentrated in areas of Technical Skills, Health and Safety, Soft Skills and Employability Skills.

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    What do these training courses include?

    These training courses include the online learning module which features realistic graphics, animations, simulations and narrations to facilitate learning the content; study guides for you to refer back to any particular topic in the course; and the post-course assessment (or test) to ensure that you have mastered the concepts from each course.

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    What is meant by “Skills Testing”?

    One great advantage that the program contains is that for every module there is a skills test or what is referred to as a “post-course assessment” that ensures each individual’s mastery of that particular course is achieved. Each person must achieve a score of 100%  for passage of that particular course.

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    Who determines what training courses I should take?

    When your company signs up for 180 Skills, it will designate a Team Leader. Based on the goals of your company, your Team Leader will review the courses available in the 180 Skills online library and determine those courses that should make up the learning path for each user.

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    What is the cost of participating in this training program?

    The discounted price for each user license is $349 per person for the year. This license provides training and testing for all of the 700+ courses in 180 Skills online library so the more training you engage in, the more cost effective it is!

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    Can I use a co-worker’s user license?

    No. Each employee that your company wishes to train with this program will need to sign up for a user license.

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    Can I sign up now?

    The 180 Skills Training Program is intended to launch at the start of January 2021. We have begun promoting the program to FPSA members this Spring to build awareness and so that they can begin making plans for their 2021 budgets. However, if you are interested in starting this year please reach out to FPSA SVP Andy Drennan, [email protected].

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