Sub-Contractor to: Mead & Hunt: 2015 – 2019
Client: Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Challenge: Design2Train was tasked with creating and delivering the first ACRP web-based training program.
Deliverables: Our team worked remotely with a team of airport environmental engineer experts from Mead&Hunt to design the user interface for the online resource library and the training program. Design2Train working with the SMEs, developed the training materials for classroom and website delivery. We deployed a complete WordPress demo site for nationwide field testing prior to the client site being available.
After making final field testing updates, Design2Train uploaded the final training components to the new client WordPress website for nationwide deployment, used by airport staff nationwide.
Design2Train has provided invaluable support to several of my commercial airport and Transportation Research Board aviation projects, with services that included design, development, and deployment of a variety of web-based training courses and related materials. What has impressed me most about working with Valerie is her ability to apply her expertise in training and eLearning principles and tools to a wide range of technical topics for which she has no previous experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Design2Train to others with similar training needs.
Dean Mericas, Ph.D.
Senior Aviation Consultant
Mead & Hunt, Inc. – Austin, TX
OFFSHORE ENERGY | Prime Contractor to Baker Hughes: 2013 – 2014
Challenge: Tasked with designing shipboard training for the Blue Orca while it was being built. Learned all drilling systems on sister ship, Blue Dolphin by interviewing staff for knowledge acquisition. Designed a unique web interface to run on the ship’s server, since internet access on the high seas was not reliable.
Deliverables: Designed a resource / training library to house hundreds of text and video training elements. Designed the website interface and created shipboard training for a complete ship system including:
• Control Panel Software (4 proprietary programs)
• Storage, Blending of Proppant and Chemicals
• Electrical Generators, Blenders & Mixing Tanks
• Fluids Lab Testing, Preventative Maintenance
• Shipboard Safety Systems
Delivered on-time: for Blue Orca launch.
ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING (and updates)
Sub-Contractor to: WCAA 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022
Challenge: Designed and developed web-based Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) staff and tenant environmental training in 2015, updated in 2017, 2019 and 2022. The eLearning courses were created for delivery on both a Cornerstone LMS (badged WCAA staff) and we developed an external WordPress LMS website for delivery of training to non-badged personnel.
Deliverables: PowerPoint Templates, Course Guides, eLearning Modules with Quizzes and Certificates, Website LMS
Topics: eLearning staff and tenant courses included:
• Environmental and Sustainability Mission
• Storm water Management & Sustainability
• Good Housekeeping practices
• Spill Prevention & Clean-up
Prime Contractor to: USDA (VA HQ): 2011
Overview: Won a national competitive bid to provide instructional design and eLearning services to update a 40-hour classroom course delivered for national training certification of USDA fruit and vegetable field inspectors.
Challenge: Reviewed existing course and designed a new standardized PowerPoint look. Valerie Miller traveled to attend the live week-long workshop in Virginia and recorded all speakers. Valerie worked with USDA SMEs to design the interface, update training materials and provide a more engaging learning experience.
Deliverables: PowerPoint, Facilitator and Course Guides for 23 Topics including:
• FPB Audit Program ISO 9001 /19011
• Policies / Procedures for GAP / GHP audits
• Inspector vs Auditor POV
Prime Contractor to: Bayer Material Sciences: 2009
Overview: Won a competitive 2009 bid to convert an existing marketing slide deck into a multi-topic web-based training for Sprayfoam Insulation Applicators.
Challenge: Designed and delivered a new eLearning program via international Bayer servers in Germany. Design2Train designed a web-based course user interfacewent, designed the standardized PowerPoint template and worked with Bayer SMEs to collect content. Design2Train videotaped insulation installation, and laboratory experiments. All information was incorporated into a new web-based training program
Training Deliverable Topics:
• Federal regulations for chemicals, MSDS safety
• Chemical interactions and installation
• HSE, PPE Requirements
TAP PROGRAM – Small Business Marketing / Websites
Prime Contractor to: TXDOT: 2003 – 2015
Overview: Selected in competitive bidding process to deliver Technical Assistance Training (website development, marketing materials, computer training) to small business owners in highway construction codes. Won two more multi-year competitive re-bids on this contract until the program was closed down in 2015. Earned over $250K from this program.
Challenge: Design and create websites for business owners across the state, who were not computer literate. Created WordPress websites with eCommerce and video components. Designed and created branded marketing materials including: brochures, postcards, flyers, capability statement, business cards
RIG ASSET MANAGEMENT
Prime Contractor to: TransOcean (Global SantaFe): 2005-2007
Overview: Convert an existing week-long classroom training on proprietary rig asset management software and preventative maintenance scheduling into web-based training.
Challenge: Course to be delivered via intranet servers to all global rigs. The client project sponsor was new to eLearning and the development cycle. All training was created and delivered on-time for global deployment.
Training Deliverable Topics:
• Rig Asset Management Software
• Automated Preventative Maintenance Scheduling
15 Passenger Van Safety
Prime Contractor to: Texas Tech University: 2006
Overview: Won a competitive bid to convert an existing classroom training review course into eLearning.
Challenge: Designed the user interface and all training modules, working remotely with SMEs to update content. We gave a checklist to the local SMEs to provide specific photos. Design2Train updated the training and we compiled all SCORM-compliant lessons to run on the University Blackboard LMS.
Training Deliverable Topics:
• 15 Passenger Van Safety Statistics
• Good Practices for Drivers