Expands Online Training Offering with New Partnership

Innovative agreement provides public works agencies access to affordable online safety and workforce development training.


Hancock, MI – is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Mastery Training Content Network (MasteryTCN™). This partnership enables to offer a broader range of learning and workforce development services to public works agencies, both directly and through the national network of Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) offices.


With MasteryTCN, can now offer to public works agencies hundreds of online training titles on topics ranging from workplace and personal safety, to human resource management, EPA compliance, team building, and supervisory skills. “We’re thrilled to enter into this partnership with Mastery,” said John Ryynanen, cofounder and Chief Development Officer of “Everywhere I go across the country, public works professionals are asking for these training topics; the courses from Mastery will be a great complement to our existing one-of-a-kind online courses.”


This partnership also solves a less obvious problem with training in in the public works industry. “Typically, online training has been offered based on single seats, where each learner accesses the training individually,” Ryynanen explained. “But thousands of rural counties and small cities simply don’t have the technical infrastructure and facilities to accommodate this kind of arrangement.”


To solve the problem, Terance McNinch, cofounder and CEO, worked with Jeff Holth, Channel Partner Program Manager at MasteryTCN, to map out a unique national group licensing agreement. “We crafted an agreement that allows us to offer the courses in tiered groups instead of individual licenses,” McNinch said. “This arrangement—presentations for groups—is more common in a public works department, and it fits perfectly into the model for training delivery that LTAP and TTAP centers use. I’m excited that Jeff and the team at Mastery were willing to work with us to figure out this long-standing problem.” also offers bulk pricing and Learning Management System (LMS) setup and support, which makes managing and distributing training very efficient and surprisingly affordable. To learn how can help your organization learn online, anytime, please visit, call 906.231.7590, or send an email to


About partners with subject matter experts in various public works-related topic areas to develop and distribute on-demand, online training for public works professionals. All training content is streamed from a cloud-based LMS, and is available online, anytime, through any device connected to the internet. is an incubator client of the MTEC SmartZone located in Houghton & Hancock Michigan. The MTEC SmartZone is funded through the Michigan Economic Development Center (MEDC).


About MasteryTCN™ Mastery TCN™ is the e-learning industry’s first Training Content Network. Mastery partners with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest, standardized, workplace e-learning resource library available. MasteryTCN™ then partners with HR Cloud Service providers to help employers obtain high-quality training resources through the vendors they already prefer. In this way Mastery fulfills its mission of helping build more successful, effective and amazing organizations.