BALTIMORE — In October, Univar Environmental Sciences (Univar ES) and Pest Control Technology (PCT) announced a partnership that makes PCT’s Label Training available across Univar’s online ProTraining platform.
ProTraining is a part of PestWeb, which has been providing the convenience of online technical training for CEUs for licensed professionals for nearly 20 years in the pest management, turf and ornamental, wildlife management, and public health industries, as well as other related fields.
For current ProTraining users, this partnership makes available all PCT Label Training courses via the ProTraining platform. At press time, 65+ training courses have been added to ProTraining’s library of over 200 courses, marking the largest single expansion of the ProTraining course catalog.
As an addtional benefit, all PCT Label Training courses are free of charge, and all 65+ have been approved for CEUs in at least one state.
The Univar-PCT partnership also makes available a single-source transcript, as well as reporting on any user’s training history through the ProTraining platform. In the past, technicians and managers who wanted the “big picture” view of training history — either for themselves or to evaluate an employee — had to cross-reference reports from both Univar and PCT. That history is now unified within ProTraining, giving professionals a quick and complete method of tracking their continuing education requirements.
Making this announcement from the floor of NPMA’s PestWorld were Karl J. Kisner, vice president of marketing at Univar ES, and Dan Moreland, publisher of PCT.
“ProTraining was already the best option in online training for professionals in North America,” Kisner said, “but after today, it’s also the most comprehensive, and the easiest to use.”
Citing user experience as the leading driver behind this decision, Kisner thanked Moreland for making the partnership possible. “Dan really wanted to make this happen, to give all our users one place where they could get outstanding training and complete reporting coverage. We’re proud he wanted to make ProTraining that place.”
Moreland stated, “This is a win for PCT readers, PestWeb users and pest management professionals in general. From the beginning, our mission as a company has been to educate and inform PMPs on a variety of topics, including the importance of label training. By partnering with Univar, PCT is going to make CEU-accredited label training more visible and accessible for PMPs everywhere. This partnership means greater educational reach for the entire industry — and that’s something everyone should get behind.”