Over the course of Summer and Fall 2018, the Eppley Institute was tasked with assisting the Montgomery County Parks (Maryland) Volunteer Services Office with developing and delivering required training to over 375 people who were awarded deer hunting permits in parks across the district. The outcome of the course was to help participants understand the goals of the program, follow the proper procedures, and participate safely in managed deer hunts.
To deliver the training, the Eppley Institute developed a custom training portal for Montgomery Parks. Accounts were created for participants and participants were provided a link to access the training. Once the participant completed the training and successfully passed an assessment, they were provided a certificate of completion that could be presented at check-in on the day of the deer hunt.
The custom training portal also provided administrators of this program with the ability to verify course completions, track participation levels, gauge levels of engagement with the training materials, monitor assessment results, and survey participants on their reaction to the training.
As a result of this project, Montgomery County was able to make the required training more easily accessible and better verify that participants had completed the training, all while reducing the cost of training delivery.