RICHMOND, Ky. — The Association for Linen Management (ALM) reports that it has created ALM Quick Start, an online eLearning opportunity that allows incoming textile care industry professionals to quickly and effectively gain a consistent industry framework.
ALM Quick Start was initially introduced with a soft launch at The Clean Show last summer in Atlanta.
ALM says Quick Start, supported by UNX-Christeyns, represents the next phase of an ambitious campaign where supervisors and managers can receive training to better understand the industry and their business.
“One of the main concerns we are hearing from our members is the shortage of skilled labor,” says Sarah Brobeck, executive director of ALM. “There simply are not enough workers and it is impacting their operations.
“We believe education is part of the solution, and that’s exactly what ALM can provide. ALM Quick Start is designed to shorten the learning curve and help new hires in supervisory and management roles get up-to-speed with accurate and consistent information.
“Having well-informed and trained employees will improve efficiency and aid in employee retention.”
ALM says Quick Start focuses on three disciplines: wash chemistry, equipment management, and production and operations. Laundry supervisors, vendor salespeople and service workers can complete the program in as few as three hours, and the courses are available for up to 90 days after they enroll.
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