I completed the training.  I have to admit that I thought it was very well done.  I’ve been through quite a few ESD trainings and worked in ESD controlled areas from other companies and think this is the best I’ve seen. 

L-3 Communications

Jason Maynard
L-3 Communications

Automated Learning  blends the best of Lean healthcare in an e-learning environment that is engaging to the end user.  We were able to get certified by taking the program at our own pace.   Each module was filled with great information, exercises and quizzes that deepened our understanding of the topic.  We can't wait to offer it to our colleagues!

TNT Educational Services

Lori Tarke
TNT Educational Services

I just completed the Lean Creating Flow course that you had made available online. With this I have completed all the modules of the lean training online. I did enjoy it, especially since I was doing a course on operations management at my MBA training too this quarter, and I can actually see process flows in the project I am currently responsible for. Thank you again for this experience.

University of Rochester Medical

Dr. Anunaya Jain, Sr. Health Project Coordinator - Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester (STAR) 
University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry 

The ESD online training did meet all expectations. It was a good course and met our needs.


Stephanie Whitfield, Naval Systems Group 
Jacobs Technology

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Automated Learning for the quality service that EMS SATCOM has received.  We are very impressed with your selection of training programs as well as the service that you have provided us with. 

When we were originally looking to contract out our training development for our Lockout course we had no hesitation in contacting you to take on this task.  Your expertise and commitment to customer service is second to none.

EMS SATCOM takes employee training seriously and with the high demand for excellence in the Aeronautical Industry we can feel comfortable that our employees are receiving the best possible training available.

Your online training courses are easy to understand with clear visuals and easy to read text, and the design of the training materials will meet the needs of all learner types.  The interaction that has been built into the materials provides for an enjoyable learning experience.

Thank you for a job well done.

ESM Satcom

Jane Prendergast, Training Coordinator
EMS Satcom

The ALC e-learning courses, whether online or DVD-based, are superior to anything else I've seen anywhere! With just a little computer ability, anyone can learn the basics of the various lean topics. The biggest advantage is they can learn at their workplace, and not have to spend hours in the classroom or off-site with an instructor teaching them. And it's "world class" material. I support this and will highly recommend it to all of my clients.

JCM Work Designs

James C. Myers, President 
JCM Work Designs/The Lean Sigma Team

Your services and products are really the best ones in the market.


Ivan Campos
former corporate ESD control team leader at JDS Uniphase

I was impressed with the amount of information presented in an absorbable manner. This course provides information that is easy to comprehend and helps in launching the 5S initiative.

Toronto Transit Commission Salman Sher
Toronto Transit Commission

For the past three months, we have been using the LearnTech / LEAD modules, (5S and Visual Systems). We find this training method to be an informative, relaxing and easy way to offer consistent lean training to a diverse group of people with different time constraints and availability.

The fact that people can study at their own pace, in a quiet area, with no disruptions, is a major benefit. We are eagerly awaiting future modules to involve more employees and increase lean thinking and activity throughout our facility.

Tyco Healthcare Phil Ibbotson
Tyco Healthcare/Graphic Controls

Thanks for being so helpful yesterday. I really enjoy working with you. We are using your ESD course to fulfill our requirement for ESD training. This has worked wonderfully for new hires. I am usually notified that someone will be starting and I have them already setup in the system before they actually start. They are able to sit down and take the course on their first day of employment at Raven Industries.

I just wanted to give you a quick thanks for your help this morning. You are always great with your customer service assistance and I really appreciate that. I also wanted to thank you for the Class 0 information that you sent a while ago. I had no prior knowledge of the term so I wasn’t sure what that course consisted of. Lo and behold, I was contacted by one of our teams as we have product in our pipeline that uses Class 0 components. We had a couple of quality engineers, along with myself, take the course. We’re now in the process of analyzing the gap between our current ESD system and where it needs to be. Thanks to you I was able to provide information and education on this topic. Keep up the good work!

Raven Industries Julie Larson, Training Specialist, CIT
Raven Industries, Inc.

Automated Learning is the heart of SigmaPoint's training program. The easy to use computerized format allows for both individual training and blended learning sessions.. The computerized records make record retention a breeze.

SigmaPoint Dave Wylie, Quality Manager 
SigmaPoint Technologies Inc.

Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much we enjoy the new training programs. We have set up 5 PC's in a training room with headsets so no one would be disturbed. It is working beautifully and the courses are very educational. I was surprised at how thorough the exams are. The video and audio is excellent and the staff seems to enjoy the training.

...Your support staff was great to work with and very responsive. I had very little trouble right from the start, but there were a few network issues that they resolved easily.

...Keep up the good work and I hope you will share this with your staff.

Accuspec Electronic Services Joe Soboleski, Manager Information Systems
Accuspec Electronic Services

After several lengthy discussions we here at Accuspec Electronic Services decided to raise the passing grade to 90%. We did this for several reasons. First we felt that only knowing 80% of your job really wasn't what we were striving for. In reality, you would not want your car mechanic or your doctor only knowing 80% of their job, so as a result we felt that raising the bar would help to train our employees better and they would learn more. At first there was a little fallout from the decision but after a couple of days I saw test scores ranging from 93% to 100% the first time they took the test.... So in the long run it was a good decision and we feel that as a result of that, our employees are better trained and that is helping in the quality of their work.

Accuspec Electronic Services Jim Mullen, Program Manager
Accuspec Electronic Services

Now that I've had the chance to review your 5S Training, I can offer the following comments:
* I found the learning to be self-paced, interactive, and "fun" as the material kept me engaged from beginning to end.
* The "questions" that are used throughout the course are a great way to ensure that the relevant information is getting across.
* I like the flexibility of the learning method as it does not require a dedicated instructor or classroom (Just-in-time learning).
* I believe that this Training system would be very effective in educating our shop floor employees, and their leaders, on 5S.
Needless to say, I was quite taken by your 5S offering, and would be willing to peruse any future educational developments.

Canada Post Wayne Bilan
Canada Post

I am trying really hard to offer some constructive criticism. I cannot find any, and believe me when asked I give. I know that I want and need negative comments on my work so that I can improve. I found no criticism.

Your training package is superb. I really liked the variety of presentation methods throughout the course, the constant testing and student participation, and the scoring system both during and after the evaluation/test.

May I wish you continued success, as you have a winner here.

Industry Canada Lorne Sweet, Manufacturing Industries Branch
Industry Canada

Thank You for helping me provide our installers with such important and thorough information on ESD. Our company and our customers are the beneficiaries of the informative courses you provide. It is very rewarding to be able to present 'new' information to employees that have been in the industry for years.

Lucent Technologies Lisa B. Holloway, Installation Training
Lucent Technologies

The Education and Communications Subcommittee of the Lucent Technologies ESD Leadership Team has completed its evaluation of your interactive Learning course entitled "Electrostatic Discharge for Operators". It is the most complete and correct, at least in agreeing with Lucent's ESD program, that we have seen. The Education subcommittee has, therefore, recommended it to all of the ESD Leadership Team members who represent all Lucent Technologies locations.

Lucent Technologies William McFarland, Co-chairman Education and Communications Subcommittee 
Lucent Technologies ESD Leadership Team

At Millennium Electronics, Inc., we take great pride in being the "Innovators in Technology". Our purchase of the "LearnTech" training has helped to make sure we will continue to be just that.

The training our people have received allows us to maintain our competitive advantage by having a more educated and better-trained workforce. The product is laid out in a simple and easy to follow format, making sure that even those with little computer experience are able to get the benefit of taking the courses.

The "LearnTech" training system also allows us to be more flexible in our training schedule. Instead of having to halt large sections of production for several hours for an instructor to come in, we can now schedule individual class times and can have the rest of the assembly teams continue to work.

For ease of use, flexibility and quality of material, I have found "LearnTech" from the Automated Learning team to be a perfect solution for Millennium Electronics, Inc.'s needs.

Millennium Electronics, Inc.
Andrew J. Hymes, Purchasing Agent
Millennium Electronics, Inc.

We have been in need of this type of training and I couldn't believe my eyes when I went through it the first time. It is exactly what we were looking for.

Allen Organ Company Darlene Reck, Training and Compliance Manager
Allen Organ Company

EMS has evaluated and used this training material and found it to be an excellent tool. Even in comparison to materials currently in use at EMS - from IPC, Pace and 3M - the Automated Learning material is more comprehensive and easier to use. No longer will it be necessary to tie up an instructor for hours at a time and students can work at a pace that is comfortable for them.

EMS Technologies, Inc. Bob Napoletano, Quality Manager 
EMS Technologies, Inc.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the service and quality that I have received while working with you and your staff over the past year. You have been second to none when it comes to flexibility for my training needs.

With the recent purchase of the "ESD Prevention for Operators", I have increased the availability I have needed for training people with various schedules, and decreased the amount of time it takes to train them. This has saved my company time, money, and most importantly, I know that the individuals that have received the training are educated and up-to-date. As technology has slipped into the workplace, and internet access has become the norm, I have found the CD's much more beneficial to my needs. This has saved my company the added expense and inherent dangers of dealing with internet access worldwide. A CD is easy to maintain, consistent in it's content, and can be easily revised/replaced.

Thank you for a job well done, and I look forward to utilizing your services in the future.


Robert Gibbs, Field Engineer NAVY/USMC Programs
Raytheon Company

...Our individuals get on the job and demonstrate a higher skills level than those who have worked for the company for years.... One company has asked us to train their existing work force to bring them up to the level of our Temps. This speaks well for the caliber of training and learning that happens with the software. My personal belief is that companies will not only get increased productivity with shorter learning curves, but they will see quality gains as well....

PACE Staffing Network Dixie Scott, SkillSmart Director 
PACE Staffing Network

This is another great training video put together by a local company. This video is intended for engineers and techs and presents the information as such. It is a series of experiments that examine the truth and mythology surrounding ESD. After viewing this video, our ESD committee comprised of managers and engineers were speechless. This video showed them how easy an ESD event can occur. A must see for anyone who takes ESD seriously!

MOSAID Chris Cousineau, Quality Support 

ESD: See it!, Believe it!, Control it! Eye Opening, a wake up call in ESD myth slaying. The video enables companies to deal intelligently with the facts about ESD.

X-Rite Incorporated Mark Schmidt
X-Rite Incorporated

By far the most impressive aspect we have seen is the degree of knowledge obtained, and retained by the trainees after viewing the training courses. ... during our ISO audit, the auditor interviewed several new employees. One person has been here less than 2 weeks. The auditor was impressed with the degree of knowledge and awareness that a new employee has concerning bill of materials, inventory control and tracibility (ISO9001 para# 4.9, Process Control). This knowledge was gained through the LearnTech training program.

Laser Drive Inc. John Hagan, Quality Manager 
Laser Drive Inc.

John's full cost justification document.

At Logican we use the library as introductory training. All new production employees, regardless of past experience, complete the modules appropriate to their job function. This approach 'pre-conditions' the employee and allows us to proceed quickly to job specific training.

LogiCan Manager, Manufacturing Engineering
Logican Technologies Inc.

This method of training requires little preparative work on my part and can be delivered on demand, avoiding scheduling conflicts. It insures that the training is always consistent in content. My classroom and record keeping time is substantially reduced, allowing me to concentrate on surveillance, problem solving and development of other training specific to actual processes and equipment. This product [has] made my job as a trainer and training coordinator much more rewarding. ...

Curtiss-WrightControls/Dy4 Systems Inc. Angela McKelvey, Production Supervisor 
Curtiss-Wright Controls/DY 4 Systems Inc.

When I opened Intermec's (ISO 9001 Certified Company) "Skills Development Center" last year, I spent many hours researching through periodicals, ad's and catalogs for training material. There are 7 training computers in my classroom all devoted to training Intermec Technologies operation's team members in basic and advanced Electronics manufacturing skills. My goal has been to utilize these resources as "Just in time and Just enough" education in a manufacturing environment. As I'm sure you are aware, there is "push back" from production management to allowing groups of team members to leave the floor for training due to production's lost revenue and labour cost. To reduce impact on production and still provide quality training was and still is challenging. When I discovered your products through surfing the web, I had to immediately contact you and get one of your Demo CDs. After reviewing it with my Director of Operations, Managers, and Supervisor of Production I ordered my first training course - "ESD Prevention for Operators". Its impact was, to say the least Amazing. It transformed our usual 2000 team members ESD class into "Just in time", and super awareness of ESD in the work place. I now run team members through these classes 1 or 2 at a time for an hour or so all day, every day with minimal hardship on production. As you know, I have purchased the whole suite of training courses including Component ID, Circuit Card Assembly, Component Identification Wires, Boards & Connectors, High Reliability Solder and Rework, Mechanical Assembly and Inventory Practices. Your Company has made me look like a "hero" and I wanted you to know how much "LearnTech" has become a vital part of my training curriculum and has brought us all into the 21st Century with a powerful and comprehensive training vehicle. As I stated before, not only is it a challenge to bring quality skills development to the work place, it is equally as challenging to find the best way to deliver that training for the biggest bang for the buck. "LearnTech" has provided this for me. I want to thank you for your support and friendship over this past year and look forward to our continued personal and business relationship.

Intermec Technologies Corp. Gary Puckett, Sr. Training Coordinator 
Intermec Technologies Corp.

I was asked to review and ‘test drive’ a couple of the Lean E-learning Modules of the Automated Learning.

I completed the 5S and most of the Visual Controls including the testing on each module. The following are my observations.

  • The on-line training was easy to understand and gave users a basic understanding of the Lean Tool that the module focused on.
  • The text was easy to read and understand.
  • The visuals easy to see and comprehend.
  • The test questions were easy enough for operators to understand and respond to, and yet they did require the student to have a basic understanding of the material.
  • I think that e-learning is a good fit for some people and those people will find this resource useful. 
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Doug May, Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

* These testimonials are the opinions of the individual and may not reflect the opinions of the entire organization.