Virginia811 launches new online training site

Virginia811 launches new online training site
The Academy contains several educational videos and other online tools to teach professional excavators how to accurately enter underground utility location requests using Virginia811′s Web Ticket Entry platform. (Source: WBTV)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia811 has launched a new online training program, which allows you to have training available at the touch of a button.

The new training site is designed to leverage online learning technology to educate partners about damage prevention and best practices.

The Academy contains several educational videos and other online tools to teach professional excavators how to accurately enter underground utility location requests using Virginia811′s Web Ticket Entry platform.

Users can choose one of three training methods to best match their learning style:

  • Self-paced online videos with modules
  • Self-guided courses designed for learners who prefer reading and written instruction
  • Virtual, instructor-led courses with a qualified trainer

Professional excavators will no longer be required to take in-person or live, virtual training sessions, but will have the option to take advantage of the Virginia811 Academy’s online resources so they can become qualified to enter their own requests online as opposed to calling 811.

Contacting Virginia811 and filling out a notice of excavation before digging protects underground utility lines, the surrounding community, and most importantly, lives.

This new WTE online learning will give professional excavators an easy-to-use platform with options for getting started with processing a ticket to more advanced instruction on how to process more complex tickets.

The Week of Learning’s schedule will include:

  • Jan. 11 - Academy Launch
  • Jan. 12 - Law Training (Steve Light) from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 13 - WTE Training (Nikki Turpin) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Jan. 14 - Ticket Talk (Anna Holtz) from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 15 - Meet the instructor - Susan Painter 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Self-directed learning modules containing diverse instructional materials will engage participants as they familiarize themselves with the software used to process tickets in order to notify utility members and locators so underground utilities can be marked. 

Each training module is designed to walk users through the process step-by-step and can be completed at their own pace.

For more information about the training program, please reach out to Natalie Soucie, Head of Marketing and Communications at (540) 529-2785, or nsoucie@va811.com.

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