Open roads

Case study. This article profiles the project management training program of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Instead of the traditional, vendor-led classroom trainings, Caltrans' Division of Project Management opted for a more cost-effective combination of classroom trainings and online classes, and in 2001 partnered with California State University's College of Continuing Education in Sacramento to create and market an inexpensive and flexible training solution. The resulting training program was not only successful in delivering consistency and convenience to departmental employees scattered in locations around the state, but continues to operate even in an era of diminished training funding.
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