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Education and Workforce Development Branch

The Education and Workforce Development Branch (EWDB) systematically documents workforce development, compliance training and supports accreditation efforts utilizing cost effective web-based technology. EWDB plays a vital role in providing effective and efficient training to KDPH, LHDs, Public Health Preparedness and other public health system partners.  The documentation tool that is utilized is Kentucky TRAIN.

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TRAIN Learning Management System

The Education and Workforce Development Branch staff is responsible for maintaining and providing technical assistance to users of the TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN). TRAIN is a multifunctional web-based training system for health organizations. 

DPH uses TRAIN to deliver organized, cost-efficient educational programs and training courses using a variety of formats, such as face-to-face, videoconference, webcast and online modules. These programs are available for multiple disciplines and lay individuals. Since TRAIN is an online management system, these programs and training are available to anyone with computer access 24 hours, seven days a week.  

The TRAIN system allows the posting of training courses, registration and communication with participants. It also allows the provider to obtain feedback on the training. As a learner, it maintains all the training in one simple electronic folder.

Module Development

Online Training Module

This service makes existing face-to-face training available as an online training course. The course is interactive using established adult learning principle to assure a maximum learning experience. The online module is self-paced and can include pre-test/post-test to determine the level of understanding before and after the course is completed. Since online modules are web-based, the training is available 24 hours, seven days a week.

With this application, course providers could have a training course that allows the learner to be interactive with the training material; self-paced with immediate feedback on progress; through an exam to determine if the learner met the learning objectives.

Videoconference and Webcasting

Videoconference

The Kentucky Department for Public Health Distance Learning Videoconferencing Network is managed by the Education and Workforce Development Branch. The branch assists in the scheduling of this service. Videoconferencing communicates training and other information to those involved with the Department for Public Health and other state agencies. 

Webcast

This service allows for a meeting or training to be recorded through our videoconference system. These webcasts are then made available for others to review at a later date. They are generally accessed through TRAIN.

Continuing Education

The continuing education of the Education and Workforce Development Branch provides continuing education training units to ensure the quality of programming and help our workforce maintain professional licenses and credentialing.

The continuing education program coordinates obtaining CE credit through the Kentucky Board of Nursing - Nurse Education Providership.

The administration of the Kentucky Board of Nursing - Nurse Education Providership provides Nursing CEU contact hours for face-to-face, video conference, webcasts and online module training. 

Additionally, the Continuing Education Unit administers the Commission on Dietitian Registration Providership approval of continuing professional education credits for face-to-face and videoconference training.

 

Contact Information
 

Education and Workforce Development Branch
275 E. Main St.
HS1W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621

Phone (502) 564-4990

 

Last Updated 1/7/2014
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