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Top 5 Pain Points for Municipal Employees Addressed by TargetSolutions’ New Course Catalogs

AEC Continuing Education Courses

Explore the benefits of TargetSolutions’ new training bundles with more than 1,500 courses for facility management and maintenance, cyber security, power and utilities, AEC continuing education courses and more! 

TargetSolutions is revamping its online training library with more than 1,500 new courses for municipal employees. Creating five all-new catalogs and enhancing existing catalogs with new titles, this addition will help improve training for nearly every department within a city or local government.

New courses focus on a variety of commercial industries such as architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), facility management and maintenance, cyber security and power and utilities. Combined with TargetSolutions’ dynamic online training platform, public entities will find solutions for pain points they may be currently experiencing with training management:

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TargetSolutions to Release More Than 1,500 New Premium Training Courses for Local Governments

Municipal Employees Can Now Access Valuable Courses Covering Facility Maintenance & Management, Power & Utilities, AEC, and Cyber Security Awareness

SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading operations and training management software for public entities, is excited to announce the launch of more than 1,500 new premium training courses for local governments. The new courses are scheduled for release around the 2018 IPMA-HR International Training Conference, which is scheduled Sept. 23-25 in Phoenix.

targetsolutions platform enhancements

TargetSolutions’ online course library already featured more than 1,000 courses for cities, counties and municipalities, including 250 hours of Fire & EMS continuing education units (CEUs), 240 hours of Law Enforcement training, 60 hours of Water & Wastewater recertification training, and 50 hours of OSHA safety training. Now, TargetSolutions is introducing valuable CEUs for Facility Maintenance & Management, Municipal Power & Utilities, Municipal Architecture, and Engineering & Construction.

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Top 5 Benefits of Using a Learning Management System

Top 5 Benefits of a Learning Management SystemOne of the best ways to implement training across an entire organization is to use a Learning Management System (LMS), a software tool that can deliver just about any type of training to employees. Let’s explore some of the important benefits of an online LMS.

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TargetSolutions Releases All-New Firefighter Virtual Reality Training Activity


TargetSolutions’ new firefighter virtual reality training teaches how to read smoke coming from a burning building with a 360-degree view of the scene.

TargetSolutions, which strives to deliver new, cutting-edge solutions that advance firefighter training, recently completed a virtual reality (VR) training video that teaches firefighters how to read smoke coming out of a burning building with a 360-degree view of the scene.

This innovative video is now accessible as a pre-built training activity in the TargetSolutions platform. Utilizing the latest technology, personnel completing the activity will have an immersive learning experience in which they can employ crucial strategies and practice skills.

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NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events


TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, uses current standards and evidence-based findings to help prepare public safety personnel for their roles in responding to Criminal Mass Casualty Incidents.

For fire, EMS, law enforcement and other public safety personnel across the United States, it’s an unfortunate reality that Criminal Mass Casualty Incidents (CMCI) are growing in severity and frequency – with 2017 being a record-setting year for active shooter incidents. Properly setting expectations for personnel to prepare, respond to and recover from these events is essential to protect communities across the country.

TargetSolutions’ all-new course, NFPA 3000: Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events, is based on the provisional National Fire Protection Association’s standard and provides real data and new lessons from prior incidents.

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Five Tips to Be a Successful HR Professional

Five Tips to be a Successful HR Professional

As an HR professional, you are constantly dealing with a variety of tasks, such as hiring new employees, implementing new processes and improving the work culture. You need a balance between managing data and incorporating the human element.

As technology advances, and more accessible software and applications become, it’s important to understand and use the right tools and systems to make your job easier. Here are five tips to help you make the very most of your career in human resources.

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How Virtual Reality Training Works for the Fire Service

Virtual Reality Training for Fire

Vector Solutions, with the help of Pasco County Fire Rescue (Fla.), created a new VR training video on smoke reading for TargetSolutions. Click here to access the dynamic training video.

While many people still think of virtual reality (VR) as a medium for entertainment, it is transforming industries with one of its most practical functions: training. Utilizing VR technology for fire service training enables firefighters to simulate actual scenarios they’re likely to encounter.

How can virtual reality help fire departments leverage new learning methods while saving time and resources? Here’s a look at some of the advantages of VR training in firefighting.

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Streamline Fire Department Equipment Inspections with the TargetSolutions Check It™ Application


With all-new Equipment Inspections available in the TargetSolutions Check It™ application, departments can create, track and report equipment checklists to ensure equipment is functioning properly and ready to use. 

Departments utilizing the TargetSolutions Check It™ application have access to the industry’s latest and most dynamic technology for managing routine truck, equipment and inventory inspections. Easy-to-use features enable personnel to complete inspections faster, help departments visualize apparatus and equipment statuses and improve compliance to regulations on essential tools.

New updates to the TargetSolutions Check It™ system include all-new Equipment Inspections. Now, departments can create, track and report checklists for all equipment used by personnel to ensure items are functioning properly and ready to use.

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City of Reno Utilizes TargetSolutions to Track License and Credential Renewals

The City of Reno has utilized TargetSolutions since 2014 to streamline training management and oversee employee compliance.

Home to more than 235,000 residents, the City of Reno, Nev., has relied on TargetSolutions’ online training management system since 2014. TargetSolutions’ powerful record tracking tools and convenient LMS allows the City of Reno to ensure compliance across its city departments and streamline employees’ training.

Lynn Adgett, Program Administrator for the City of Reno, has been with the city since it implemented TargetSolutions and praises the platform’s flexibility to deliver, document and report training for all employees.

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Meet the Team: Get to Know Julie Gjerset

Meet the Team: Get to Know Julie GjersetOriginally from La Habra, Calif., Julie Gjerset moved to San Diego to attend college at San Diego State University. Julie has now been with TargetSolutions since June as an account manager and covers the Idaho territory.

Julie worked previously as an account manager at a healthcare compliance company before joining TargetSolutions. One day she saw a job posting for the position at TargetSolutions on LinkedIn and found that she was a perfect fit for the client services team. It just so happened that her previous company was in the same building, and across the hall from TargetSolutions.

Since joining the team, Julie expressed, “I like most that I’m supporting our real-life heroes.” She described the work she does as meaningful and explained, “It’s nice working at a place where what you’re doing helps support people.”

Check out this recent Q-and-A to learn more about Julie:

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