Our area has many safety training providers, as we have many people move into our community to work in the oil and gas industry from out of province. Safe-Net Safety is located a block from my house, and I have been in their classroom, so I decided to write about them. They work in a traditional classroom with very little technology. They have a white board and a projector to show their powerpoint presentations on. They also have an area outside for them to do their hands-on training for H2S alive and confined space training. After a search on their web, two classes are offered in a non-traditional class setting. These would be WHMIS and TDG (transporting dangerous goods). I have taken both of these courses before and they are more knowledge based as opposed to skill based, which is why they may be offered in a self serve method. I can not determine if they offer these online or in a booklet format. All of the other classes are highly skilled based, and the oil and gas industry must rely on these trainers to ensure that their employees are adequately trained. I highly doubt that the oil companies in our area will move to an online system, as they fear the same things that Group 8’s anonymous interview said. They must be able to track that an employee actually did the training, not someone else sitting at the computer. When I take these courses, I must provide photo ID. With that being said, I can see areas that are more remote than Cold Lake may need to resort to online methods, for right now they pay for trainers to come to their sites. This gets vry expensive.