EASTON, Pa. — Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, is now offering free virtual courses from its accredited and award-winning Victaulic University program to construction professionals around the world.
Growing demand for more versatile training options and shrinking access to traditional classes given the COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportune time for Victaulic to make its robust catalog of courses, many of which offer International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) continuing education units (CEUs), available to industry professionals, such as owners, engineers, contractors, architects, and designers online.
"The launch of Victaulic University's virtual platform is another successful result of collaborating with customers to help solve their challenges," said Eric Luftig, vice president, Victaulic. "We are pleased to introduce an innovative and convenient way to support the industry's need for high-quality education."
Victaulic has instructed 175 live sessions since March, attracting approximately 7,200 virtual learners from 99 countries. Attendance is growing rapidly as Victaulic adds new content and more users discover the program.
"The Victaulic education program presents valuable information in a well-organized and easily understood fashion," said Mike Stossel, Senior Design Manager at KNS Sprinkler Design and a recent Victaulic University participant. "The content is extremely insightful, and we look forward to participating in more courses in the future."
Victaulic's 45-plus piping technology courses are available at no cost in two virtual formats: live, instructor-led webinars and self-paced courses, which are available on-demand at any time. Courses are taught in English, Spanish, and German, with new languages being added regularly. Courses cover several industries, including:
- General engineering/construction;
- Plumbing, heating, and air;
- Data centers;
- Fire protection; and
- Virtual design and construction.
CEUs or professional development hours (PDHs), which are required for maintaining engineering certifications, are immediately available upon completion of applicable courses.
Victaulic established accredited Victaulic University in 2013.
"Between Victaulic's 100-year legacy and more than 200 years of knowledge amongst the instructors, the global construction industry will undoubtedly benefit from Victaulic University," said Colin Phelps, sales training manager at Victaulic. "So far, we've had more than 12,000 courses completed. With our robust content and a growing curriculum, there's something for everyone."
For more information, visit www.victaulic.com/learn.