ProSource Adds Personalized Packages to University Program

By Alan Wolf, YSN

ProSource has already added a new twist to its University Learning Management System, which just launched in May.

The online platform, which provides exclusive ProSource training, a comprehensive repository of vendor trainings, and access to CEDIA educational content, is now personalizing the experience with customized videos, content and employee engagement programs.

According to AVB’s custom install affiliate, the new feature allows ProSource members to tailor the trainings to their own companies and to include anything that is unique to their business, giving the University the feel of an in-house program.

“Since the launch of ProSource University in May, we have experienced exponential growth of engagement with members,” said Sherry Dantonio, ProSource Director of Membership and Education. “We’re excited to help busy integrators outsource their training efforts while offering custom training content at a fraction of the price available anywhere else.”

Noted Dave Workman, CEO and President of ProSource, “We’ve created the industry’s first complete onboarding and training program for our members. Customizing the experience allows members to up their game, saving time and money while transforming new hires and seasoned employees alike into top-notch performers.”

Personalized packages are available now on a subscription basis, with three levels of programs — Onboard, Develop and Engage — starting at $99 per month.

ProSource University was originally scheduled to open its virtual doors this summer, but the group moved up the launch date to May 4 and is offering free access for all members through Sept. 30. “No one could have anticipated the current [virus] situation, but we knew we needed to develop a more robust digital platform for our members to offer an efficient and flexible education and training program that could be accessed upon demand,” Workman said. “We’re fortunate that we already had the framework in place and a supportive community of members and vendors.”

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