Delmar Tailors Training Program for National Retailer

More Than 1300 Trucking Technicians to Undergo Training Enhancement Program

Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of learning solutions for ongoing career development and education, announced today its collaboration with Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) to develop a custom training enhancement program for the company’s more than 1300 trucking technicians. Custom tailored from Delmar’s successful truck training content, the program will digitally assess the fleet’s technicians before offering bilingual training programs to enhance their skills, which are available as instructor-led or online training courses.

The program will be rolled out beginning in the fall of 2008.

“For the last two years, we have worked hand-in-hand with Wal-Mart to develop a custom career development solution for one of the nation’s largest private fleets,” said Kristen Davis, director of Delmar’s professional transportation learning solutions for Cengage Learning. “This partnership further demonstrates our ability to adapt and connect our valuable content and expertise with innovative technology, enabling the customization of a blended learning solution across industries where we possess decades of knowledge and can seamlessly create usable content.”

The customized training program builds upon today’s complex truck technician environment, measuring and improving each individual technician’s knowledge of theory, application and diagnosis. The series includes up-to-date content, engaging graphics, animations and section review questions to periodically assess the development of individual learning. The training program will include:

  • Online pre-assessment to track the strengths and learning needs of each individual technician
  • Online and instructor-led training courses, offered in both Spanish and English, to address technician’s learning needs and develop their strengths
  • Online post-assessment course to track learning and measure improvement

“Wal-Mart is pleased to provide ongoing career development for our valuable trucking technicians, who have voiced their appreciation for the training opportunities. It helps our associates achieve our ultimate goal of better serving our customers around the country,” said Eric Benge, regional maintenance manager at Wal-Mart in Bentonville. “We look forward to collaborating with Delmar to continuously improve upon our technician training program.”

The program will provide Wal-Mart’s technicians with ongoing education to enhance and update the extensive knowledge they already possess, while further developing their expertise in the truck technician industry.

For more details on Delmar information and training solutions, visit trainingbay.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes. Cengage Learning’s existing company and imprint brands include Heinle, Gale, Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com.