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1 On-Line Training Clearinghouse Concept Research, Best Practice Analysis Prepared for Washington State Food Processors Workforce Skill Panel & Northwest Food Processors Association Chris Dennis May 1, 2006

2 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter2 Our Mission? Research best practices for a web- based training clearinghouse You can create a great training clearinghouse web site No Doubt!

3 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter3 Why Make a Training Clearinghouse? Eases hunt for training –Find, buy and schedule Strengthens food processing cluster –Tightens relationship between food processors and vendors Reduces training expense –Aggregate training demand Improves worker performance –Faster adoption of new technology Find four other reasons in the report.

4 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter4 You Can Build a Great Clearinghouse Site If You … …refine your vision –Form and function –Economic model …secure funding –Web & database work –Operations …plan proactively for the long term –Find it a loving home –Make it your training source of choice

5 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter5 Buyer, Seller, and Site Their Relationship 1. Directory2. Two-Way Directory3. Brokerage TRAINING BUYER TRAINING PROVIDER Example try.com Example Example oker.com/ Sales Contact Sales Contact Broker SC Part of Best Practice #1

6 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter6 Clear Purpose & Navigation Washington’s Food Processor Training Clearinghouse Search by region…orFind your fit Training Buyer Training Seller WFPTC Part of Best Practice #2 & 3 Home Calendar Search Need training? Got training? About us

7 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter7 Open Access, Robust Search Home Calendar Search Need training? Got training? About us Washington’s Food Processor Training Clearinghouse Training Database Search Keyword Skill Provider Etc. Type here Maintenance Cleaning HACCP Safety Team building Etc. Part of Best Practice #3

8 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter8 Dense & Fresh Content Home Calendar Search Need training? Got training? About us Washington’s Food Processor Training Clearinghouse Yakima County Offerings RETA 1 & 2 HACCP Safety Part of Best Practice #4

9 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter9 Easy Content Maintenance Home Calendar Search Need training? Got training? About us Washington’s Food Processor Training Clearinghouse Fantastic Food Trainers Content Management Phone RSS Feed Type Etc. 360 Company College Professional Assoc. Etc Part of Best Practice #5

10 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter10 Other Best Practices 6.Dedicate resources for marketing & outreach Focus on specific target audience 7.Choose revenue model supportable by in- house experience and resources 8.Post quality disclaimer, audit quality regularly, encourage user feedback 9.Clear, modular site design optimized for maintenance 10.Identify trusted site vendor Outsource site support service

11 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter11 The Risks Marginal business –Low maintenance sites don’t produce significant revenue Stale content Critical mass –Must include industry’s major training players Capital outlay and operational model Find four other risks in the report.

12 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter12 Possible Next Steps 1.Conduct detailed needs analysis –Clarify requirements, constraints and wishes 2.Create business model 3.Prepare estimated budget for the project –Include roll out and ongoing costs 4.Determine site owner –State? –Association? –College? 5.Secure funding 6.Determine software developer/vendor 7.Develop marketing and technical rollout plans 8.Develop site content 9.Perform site testing 10.Launch site

13 NWFPA 5/1/06MM Troubleshooter13 You Can Build A Great Clearinghouse Site If You … …refine your vision …secure funding …plan proactively for the long term Questions? Thoughts? Comments? Feedback?


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