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Simutech Multimedia Inc. wins
two OTTER Awards

"Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Series" and "Electrical Safety Awareness" both win awards at the 2003 Presidents Dinner and Award Ceremony presented by the CSTD.

Toronto, Ontario, November 12, 2003 - The Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD) presented Simutech Multimedia with two awards at this years 9th annual President's Dinner and Awards ceremony. Presentation of the awards took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre as part of the CSTD's Knowledge Exchange Conference.

The first award, the Best External E-Learning Program, went to Simutech Multimedia's "Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Series." This series of programs are designed so that the learner will develop a skilled, systematic approach to troubleshooting electrical circuits. This is accomplished through the use of highly interactive and realistic simulations for the learner to practice their skills.

The second award, the Best Internal E-Learning Program, was submitted by Hydro One for the program "Electrical Safety Awareness" which was developed in conjunction with Simutech Multimedia. This is a multimedia rich program that teaches the hazards of electricity.

"I am really honoured to receive these awards," said Warren Rhude president of Simutech Multimedia. "It is great to be recognized by your peers for the quality and effectiveness of the training programs we produce, especially in the use of e-Learning to teach highly technical skills."

The CSTD OTTER Awards recognize exemplary programs and products. The winning training programs and products are selected based on their originality, training design, packaging, communication style, integrated evaluation strategy, and overall value to end users.

"It was extremely exhilarating to witness the high caliber of entries competing in this year's OTTER awards," says Lynn Johnston, executive director of CSTD. "Employees, customers, and business partners who are exposed to this type of outstanding training can only benefit in terms of greater knowledge and improved skills."

About CSTD
CSTD is Canada's national organization dedicated to the profession of training, workplace learning, and human resources development. With over 1600 members, CSTD represent learning and performance professionals both the public and private sectors.

CSTD provides its members with ongoing opportunities to share best practices, improve on-the-job performance, and foster personal and professional growth. As a recognized source of knowledge and expertise, CSTD is frequently called upon to provide insight on the latest news and issues affecting the Canadian training and development industry. Visit the CSTD website at www.cstd.ca.


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