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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307

Professional Truck Driver Online Training Program Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council, a leader in providing defensive driving education, and Professional Development Associates, NSC’s web-based training partner, today announced they have received a Silver Excellence in Training Award for “Professional Truck Driver Online” which was recognized during an awards ceremony and reception Tues., Oct. 18 at the 2005 Training Fall Conference & Expo.

This year there were 210 nominations from 16 countries. "The winning entries this year show a great combination of creativity and practical results. The winners are excellent both in terms of innovation and impact on the business," said Brandon Hall, Ph.D., chairman of the Excellence in Learning Awards program. "These winners show us what the future of learning looks like."

John Kennedy, Executive Director of Defensive Driving Courses for NSC said, “It was a great compliment to have the independent judges acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our employees, partners and industry experts who contributed to provide the world class content and delivery of these important safe driving principles.” 

The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research and consulting firms in training and development. Now in its eleventh year, the Awards program showcases exceptional work in innovative learning.

Professional Development Associates, Inc. designs, develops and supports computer based multi-media learning systems and provides NSC with technical and customer support services for their online training programs.

The National Safety Council ( saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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