The Society of Plastics Engineers has tapped A. Routsis Associates Inc. to develop CD-ROM programs to help people study for SPE's certification test.
The SPE/Routsis alliance also will develop training programs for the worker certification program run by the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
A. Routsis Associates, based in Dracut, Mass., produces CD-ROM training materials for the plastics industry and does consulting work.
The alliance brings SPE into the world of interactive CD-ROM, a computer technology that allows individuals to get training at their own pace.
Andy Routsis, president of the training materials company, said he is working to make sure his CD-ROM programs fully cover the SPE material. His firm also will design new products for SPE.
Routsis and SPE of Brookfield, Conn., also are talking about creating training programs for specific companies.
``In some cases there are some plant-specific issues that need to be addressed,'' he said.
Toner said SPE will promote the A. Routsis Associates materials in its catalogs in 1998.
The training company has developed products with full animation.