Simutech Multimedia, Ottawa, recently announced its Troubleshooting Industrial Controls program has been honored as the gold award winner in the External eLearning Program category of the 2009 Canadian Awards for Training Excellence. The honor was presented by the Canadian Society for Training and Development (CSTD), Toronto, Canada's professional association focused on training, learning and performance in the workplace.

The Canadian Awards for Training Excellence honor exceptional and innovative Canadian-developed learning products and programs. The External eLearning Program award recognizes that the Troubleshooting Industrial Controls software meets "best practice" learning principles and demonstrates excellence in originality, instructional design, evaluation strategy, communication style, packaging, and overall value.

The award-winning program, Troubleshooting Industrial Controls, is a software simulation of a complex fluid processing system designed to represent the industrial control systems found in many industries. The software teaches users a systematic approach for troubleshooting and repairing both electrical and mechanical faults safely and efficiently.

"Receiving this award is a great honor," says Warren Rhude, president of Simutech Multimedia. “We are constantly striving, through the use of simulations, to create training programs of the highest quality and effectiveness and would like to thank the CSTD for recognizing the results of these efforts.”