Velpic clinches eLearning contract with National Rugby League

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E-learning provider Velpic (ASX: VPC) has secured a contract with the National Rugby League (NRL) to assist with online training of its 4,000 players across the country and New Zealand.

Under the deal, Velpic’s eLearning and eCoaching platform will be available to the club’s players throughout Australia and New Zealand. The platform will deliver training on wellbeing, respectful relationships and social responsibilities – on and off field.

As new modules become available, players will be notified. The NRL will be able to track players’ completion and engagement.

“The NRL and state leagues continue to look at the best opportunities to educate players and officials about wellbeing,” NRL spokesperson Paul Heptonstall said.

Because the training can be carried out via a mobile phone app, Mr Heptonstall said it made the training easily accessible to all players.

Meanwhile, Velpic chief executive officer Russell Francis said the company was “pleased” its existing work with the Canterbury Bulldogs had brought its software to the NRL’s attention.

“We look forward to helping the NRL rollout their blended learning strategy in 2018,” Mr Francis added.

According to Velpic, its learning management software is “simple” and “easy-to-use” while retaining all the required important features.

This latest deal comes after Velpic reported “record breaking” revenue growth for the September quarter, which was 156% higher than the same quarter in 2016.

Velpic’s eLearning platform is cloud-based and the company claims it can reduce training administration time up to 85% and overall training time by 60%.

One of Velpic’s clients CAPS’s human resources and OHS manager Jessica Heal said Velpic’s eLearning software enabled CAPS to provide access to the same messages at the same time for all its employees whether in the field or the office.

Velpic’s client-base spans several industries including numerous companies in the ASX 200, including AHG Automotive Holdings Group, SCEE Engineering, Coffey, Aquatique and CV Service Group.

Velpic also owns Dash Digital which provides branding, marketing, web and app development services to various businesses throughout Australia.

Shares in Velpic were unchanged at A$0.008 in early morning trade.

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