Industrial Training International (ITI) and Mazzella teams met in person at Mazzella’s Cleveland, Ohio headquarters to participate in hands-on classroom and shop sessions.

The training consisted of ITI’s Adult Education course which includes trainer, evaluator, and mentor modules, along with technical training topics. ITI co-founder Mike Parnell presented ITI’s Overhead Crane Operator and Basic Rigging and Inspection Programs, complete with written tests, workplace scenarios, and skits demonstrating effective mentoring and best practices for conducting evaluations. Dr. Amy Cottle developed and conducted the Adult Learners session, along with the Mentors workshop. The final training day included Dr. Cottle recapping the adult learner principles that were implemented in the two delivered courses throughout the week.

During the week, a total of 10 Mazzella trainers were trained to deliver ITI’s Basic Rigging and Overhead Crane Operator courses. On the final day of training, ITI Vice President of Sales, Amanda Long spent time with the Mazzella team, educating them about ITI’s product and service library, which Mazzella will now be authorized to distribute. Amanda also had the opportunity to invite a number of participants to test drive ITI’s Overhead Crane VR Simulator that was brought to Cleveland for their review.

In October 2021, ITI made the announcement that Mazzella and its company have decided to deepen their now 30+ year relationship. The Train-the-Trainer session helped to achieve a significant key partnership goal. Both companies are eager to implement further initiatives in the second half of the year.