Seattle, WA, March 05, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC) has launched its education portal, dubbed GateEd, where professionals can acquire new skills and knowledge by completing online, video-based courses, assess their newly acquired knowledge, and receive certificates of completion to prove their achievements.
Managers can use GateEd to enable new employees to get training on various topics related to automated gates in a systematic, ordered fashion, as a way to reduce much of the confusion and many of the mistakes often made during a new employee’s early tenure. Managers can even use a print out of course assessment results to target areas for coaching and mentorship.
“There are so few people in the construction field who have the proper training and know how to install a professional and safe gate system. This makes it hard to find good employees.” says Josiah Fuerte, one half of Automatic Gate Resource Center’s founding team. “An employee who doesn’t know how to properly troubleshoot or install costs their company time and money. We aim to solve these problems with GateEd,” offers Mr. Fuerte.
Courses topics on GateEd will span the gamut from beginner to advanced, and from technical discussions, such as how to layout loops, to sales-focused courses.
GateEd also features a course qualified to grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Certified Automated Gate Operator Installers looking to maintain their certification. Learners can work toward completion of certification renewal requirements and submit certification course completion documentation to the IDEA, right from GateEd. Additional courses on GateEd are slated to receive CEU qualification.
“One of the things I’ve heard from busy professionals in various industries, is how beneficial just-in-time training is to them,” says Giselle Fuerte, co-founder of AGRC, whose many hats include that of Chief Technology Officer and Education Director. “The fact that AGRC offers an online CEU course means that certified installers can complete the CEU requirement on their computer, any time they’d like. It’s always at their convenience,” she adds.
By its very nature as an online education portal, GateEd stands in stark contrast to traditional classroom training that may only be held once annually or in distant cities and states.
AGRC educates and connects consumers and gate professionals to create beautiful and safe automatic driveway gates. On AGRC’s website, along with educating consumers on automatic gates, gate system installers, manufacturers, and distributors share and gain access to tips, instructions, and online training on equipment, installation, and technical and sales issues. The subscription-based gate professional community and education portal is set to officially tee off at FenceTech, a fence and gate industry tradeshow held this year in Las Vegas from March 6-8, 2014.
AGRC will launch with an ever-expanding library of knowledge base articles, tutorials, and videos on sales, installation, and maintenance issues, as well as industry news and insights, a lead generation program, and a community forum through which professionals can get quick answers to difficult and complex questions.
Of GateEd, Mrs. Fuerte adds, “We’re proud to offer this enormous level of convenience to our members.”
At FenceTech, fence and gate professionals can visit booth 1080 to learn more about how AGRC can benefit them, while winning a chance at a few grand prizes.
About Automatic Gate Resource Center (AGRC)
Automatic Gate Resource Center (www.automaticgateinfo.com) is a comprehensive online reference on automatic driveway gates. We’re not only here to help consumers conduct research, and to design a high quality, safe, and beautiful automatic gate system, we also provide a space for installers, manufacturers, and distributors to share advice on equipment, installation, and technical and sales issues, thereby cooperatively raising the level of professionalism and competence in our field.
A short video announcing AGRC’s upcoming launch is available here: automaticgateinfo.com/fencetech-2014
Industry professionals can sign up to stay abreast of AGRC developments via the AGRC Gate Professional Newsletter: automaticgateinfo.com/agrc-newsletter