Learning Technologies in the Workplace Award Winner 2002: Hafner Inc. (2002)

Textile manufacturer Hafner Inc. is committed to using technology to enhance learning in the workplace.

Hafner Inc., which manufactures textiles for home furnishing and apparel markets in North America and Europe, employs about 500 workers at its mills in Granby, Quebec.

Hafner teamed up with the Textiles Human Resources Council (THRC) to develop Textile Manufacturing Basics, a fully bilingual, computer-based training program on CD-Rom, with an accompanying 200-page guide. It was adapted from Hafner’s introductory training program, with input from more than 30 textile industry companies, labour representatives, and educational institutions.

The program includes modules that cover most of the processes encountered in textile manufacturing, including the manufacturing of yarn; the weaving process; and the dyeing and finishing of both woven and knitted fabrics.

The program’s objectives include enhancing employees’ understanding of the whole process of manufacturing textiles; standardizing training for workers; increasing employees’ skill levels; and sharing the information with schools and other manufacturers in order to build the pool of potential new employees already familiar with textile manufacturing.

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Kurtis Kitagawa. Learning Technologies in the Workplace Award Winner 2002: Hafner Inc. 2002. Web. 8 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/award_winner_2002_hafner/award_winner_2002_hafner.pdf>
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