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Pete Blair Consulting offers the following 6 levels of help for designing and developing employee training.

Level 1 - 60 Technical Training Tips – Free of charge – Click any of the buttons above to access tips.

Level 2 - Questions answered - meetings and design/development activity scheduled – Free of charge – Click Contact Us button above.

Level 3 - Telephone, SKYPE, or ZOOM assistance - $79/hour, 15 minutes minimum
• Level 3 activities must be pre-arranged via level 2.
• One hour must be paid in advance via PayPal
• Refund, if applicable, made within 5 minutes of ending call.

Level 4 - Meetings via ZOOM; or design and development work – less than 8 hours $79/hour – billed in quarter hour increments.
• Level 4 activities must be prearranged via Level 2 or email.
• Payments in advance via PayPal or after the fact if arranged by purchase order.

Level 5 - One or more full, eight-hour, days – remote activity - $632 per day (in quarter hour increments after the first full day) must be arranged via Level 2 or email and supported with written contract.

Level 6 - On site activity - $800/day plus expenses
Must be mutually agreed upon, supported with Purchase Order, and paid within 30 days of each week of activity.

About Pete Blair (Current Resume)

I’m looking for opportunities to design and develop technical training, especially to expedite and enhance employee onboarding and training by designing and developing eLearning and Structured on Job Training.

I’ll start by learning about your needs, the training material and processes already in place, and where these items need improvement and the cost to the company if improvement does not take place. Following that I will create a plan, including cost and present it for either approval, so we can move ahead, or rejection.

I have experience with ISpring software – used to create eLearning.

I have 12 years’ experience as a volunteer EMT – 2008 - Present. That does not show up under Employment.

I am only interested in working remotely, 20 -30 hours per week, and on a 1099 basis.

See Demo at http://PeteBlair.com/demo

Summary:
So, how would I describe Pete Blair? The following is a starting point.
Over 40 years of:
• Slashing training budgets and completing training design and development projects on time and under budget, while mentoring others to achieve similar accomplishments
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• Defining performance and training requirements by working with all levels of corporate management and subject matter experts and designing and developing training to achieve those requirements in pursuit of business goals.

• Sharing instructional design knowledge and experience with others, for the past 10 years via the website at http://PeteBlair.com.

• Serving as an employee of IBM for 30 years followed by more than 20 years as a self-employed training consultant delivering training products and services to over 25 companies. Those companies include Glaxo Smith Kline, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Cabot Microelectronics, Nortel Communications, and Virginia Continuing Legal Education.

• To produce eLearning, I currently use ISpring software. I have used several other software products in the past and do not have an aversion to learning to use another if a company insists. However, I find that ISpring is an extremely versatile and powerful software package that utilizes and builds upon existing PowerPoint presentations thus, in many cases, can save a lot of money.

• Some of the background I bring to the table is from volunteer work as opposed to employment. This includes:
o 15 years working on a volunteer emergency squad with 12 of those years as an EMT
o 19 years as an adult scouter with Boy Scouts of America
o Several years as an amateur radio operator (Technician License)
o Amateur Photographer

Employment/Work Background
1991 – Present
Raleigh, North Carolina and Sun City Center, Florida - Self-Employed Instructional Design Consultant/Contractor.
Achievements:
1. Worked with over 25 companies with duties ranging from design and creation of training to conducting programming classes centered on development of computer and web based training to achieve their respective business goals.
2. Created a software product that I use in the beginning in the task analysis phase of training development and continuing throughout the instructional design phase to foster congruence of business goals, job requirements, job task analysis, and training.

1970 – 1991
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – Company: IBM – Position: Various titles and levels of responsibility, all associated with instructional design and development of training for IBM Customer Engineers on products developed at Research Triangle Park. Later assignments were centered on team building and mentoring others in instructional design and implementation skills.
Achievements:

Multiple awards for design and development of creative approaches to training, one of which achieved 7 figure (left of decimal point) savings to IBM.

1967 – 1970
Endicott, New York – Company: IBM – Position: Instructor
Duties and Achievements: Developed training plans and delivered classroom and laboratory instruction to both new and experienced IBM Customer Engineers on installation and maintenance of IBM equipment – Consistently achieved above-average course satisfaction ratings.

Education:
1954 – 1957 University of Kentucky – Major: Physics – changed to Chemistry
No degree – left school and went to work to prevent starvation for my wife, son, and self.
1961 – 1991 Many IBM internal courses ranging from technical training, platform skills, instructional design and development and includes a twelve-week graduate-level program developed for IBM by Georgia State University on design and development of computer-based training.

Software Skills and Experience

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
For an example of PowerPoint Skills view the presentation https://youtu.be/RHW4KRKDc2M. The video was created entirely from PowerPoint that I created.
Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements
ISpring (eLearning development software)

Examples of My work:
• The purpose of the following course is to teach users how to use my Task Analysis Toolkit in a workshop environment to do a job task analysis. The course was developed with Composica software to which I no longer have access.
http://peteblair.com/NGJTA

• The following video was designed and produced for the Sun City Center Emergency Squad to introduce new volunteer dispatchers to the dispatching job and environment in advance of classroom training. It gives them an idea of what happens on the other end of their radio transmissions and better prepares them for the classroom training that immediately follows. Training is held in another building and away from the dispatch office.
https://youtu.be/xMqmv4Sx7Gc

• The following course is for use by companies who wish to split the task analysis phase of training development into two parts; the first done by an instructional designer with the second done by subject matter experts (SMEs). The goal of the course is to introduce the SMEs to terminology used in the task analysis process and prepare them for the first workshop or meeting with the instructional designer.
http://PeteBlair.com/TATKSMEM1

• The following course is for use in companies as a follow on to the previous course and introduces SMEs to the software they will be using to complete the task analysis. Its objective is to prepare SMEs to effective and efficiently complete their assignment in the task analysis process. The course was developed with Composica.
http://PeteBlair.com/TATKSMEM2

• The following is a recent public service course I wrote: http://sccpatrol.org/#refresher