Since February of 2017 The OABA Education Committee Co-Chairs Marc Janas, Director, and E.J. Dean, Trustee, have been spearheading a huge, exciting education project to help many of our members who have a need for education and training of their seasonal employees.
It is now available for a reasonable price to OABA members, and we are offering additional trainees, for the same price, for those members who have been recognized in the OABA’s Circle of Excellence. This online, easily accessible training platform should help many to provide a low cost, easy to facilitate, and documentation for seasonal employees. NOTE: OABA members must be logged in to receive OABA pricing. Not a member of the OABA? Join the OABA now and let us work for you!
We partnered with Learning Zen, a company that specializes in online training for many industries, including the amusement industry. Our Education Committee has worked with industry experts to make sure we have relevant material, in both English and Spanish, mostly in video format. These short, approximately 10 minute videos and Power Point courses, with narrative, encompass the diverse yet common aspects of our industry.
Categories such as amusement ride safety, food, games, and guest services just to name a few, are available. Now, education content, in mostly video format, along with retention tests on each course to help with employee training and documentation, are now loaded on this site. It can be accessed via our website, www.oaba.org.
Thanks to the generosity and funding commitments by some of the great industry suppliers, Fare Foods, Rides 4-U, Haas Wilkerson, A.R.M. and Firestone Financial, for helping the OABA with sponsorships to support this effort. We are pleased that they share in the common goals of safety, education and operations excellence.
To learn more or to enroll in the Virtual Online Training Program, simply go to the "VOLT" link below or contact Tim Kwiatkowski, Director of Sales and Member Services, at 413-313-3763, for more information. We look forward to your feedback as we strive to add educational content.
So, get a "JOLT" with "VOLT" and take advantage of this OABA member service!