The Valve Manufacturers Association now offers an online version of its popular Valve Basics Training course. In an effort to reach more industry employees, VMA adapted its place-based training to the Web with the launch of Valve Basics Online Training.
In 2009 VMA established an in-depth valve education program (ValveED) to help those working in the valve industry or the industries that use valves, train current and future valve employees. Four years after its introduction, more than 900 people have taken the 101 course, which includes the Valve Petting Zoo hands-on component. The new online training program will provide still another vehicle to promote valve literacy and career interest.