APT College is a distance learning institution committed to offering high quality technology curriculum that will help you achieve your Associate of Applied Science in Telecommunications Technology, Electrical Power Systems, or Renewable Energy degree goals. Students find the courses and eLearning Portal platform flexible in helping to navigate educational objectives via a variety of webcast, asynchronous, and blended classes.
Our partnership with CiNet/RedVector provides a broader range of online courses for our clients. An experienced online training provider, CiNet/RedVector offers more than 200 power industry courses through learning plans designed to address job specific knowledge proficiency. In addition, CiNet/RedVector provides training in safety, self-management, teamwork, and other areas.
SOS has partnered with SANS to provide training to help utilities meet their CIP Cyber Security Training requirements. SANS is the largest source for information security training in the word, specializing in information security and cybersecurity training.
SOS is working with Focus Learning Corporation and PrimeForce Solutions, Inc. and the VISION Performance and Training Support System to build PER-005 compliant databases that maintain the required links from company-specific, reliability-related tasks to objectives and training events. As one benefit of this partnership, customers will be able to dynamically link SOS NERC training to their company-specific, reliability-related tasks to automatically record both continuing education hours and PER-005 training completions each time an operator completes an SOS course. Since 1985, VISION has been designed to specifically support, automate, and maintain systematic approach to training based training programs in the utility industry.
As president of Grid Reliability Consulting, David Hilt helps the electric utility industry ensure the reliability of the electric grid in North America. He works with utilities to assess their physical security risk and analyze how they must comply with CIP-014 and has partnered with SOS to provide comprehensive services around this standard.
David has nearly 40 years of experience in electric power system engineering, operation, and regulatory activities. Using this experience, he has established a reputation as a leading expert in bulk power system reliability including planning, design, operations and compliance. David works with numerous clients on projects related to electric grid outage settlements, FERC Order 1000 opportunities, training, and transmission system expansion.
Quality Training Systems has provided training and performance support services for electric utilities, since 1997. The company's primary focus is the design and development of system operator training programs to satisfy the requirements of NERC standard PER-005. Our flagship product, Quality Training Database™, has been developed over the past several years to assist trainers and managers to organize and track training records: everything from Job and Task Analysis (JTA) data through CEHs needed for recertification. The Database includes a generic task list and catalog of learning objectives that provide a uniquely valuable starting point for any company starting to develop its own JTA.