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New ANSI Database Links Members to Standards Education Programs


New York, Jan 03, 2003

Yesterday, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) relaunched its website (www.ansi.org) with a host of new features and services as part of a comprehensive redesign. The Education and Training section of the new site continues to offer information on available courses and seminars, e-learning programs, and how standards experts can become instructors. The site recently debuted a new standards education database comprising ANSI members and education institutions that provide general standards education.

“The ANSI Standards Education Database was created so that visitors to the new ANSI Online can quickly find links to available standards education,” explained Pamela Suett, director of Education and Training at the Institute. “There is a wealth of information and educational resources online for those individuals who want to expand their standards expertise. As we continue to develop the database and add more features, we hope it will serve as a useful tool to allow our constituents straightforward access to education opportunities in the standards community.”

There are currently 142 organizations with standards education listed in the database as Providers. For each organization, there are links to the main website, standards education pages, and links to distance learning (or e-learning) if available. Key search words are provided for the user to strategically find specific areas of learning. Standards education programs are offered in a wide array of industries, including health and safety, construction, architecture, wireless communication, testing and accreditation, and many more.

The database is an initiative of the ANSI Ad Hoc Committee on Standards Awareness and Education and, according to Suett, is a work in progress. “We want to know how we can make the database more useful. This living document will change and improve according to our members’ needs.” The database will be updated and revised based on feedback and usage. Any comments, additions or corrections can be sent to ANSI Education and Training at psuett@ansi.org or 212-642-4976.

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