Students of the International Training Institute are now able to access their textbooks and class assignments online via the institute’s new Web-based e-reader.

The sheet metal and air-conditioning education program recently developed the online tool to provide apprentices and journey-level persons with the convenience of accessing their course materials on the go.

“We had a lot of members asking for a Web-based e-reader,” said Larry Lawrence, ITI field representative and instructional development specialist. “If an enrolled apprentice or journeymen has a device that can get on the Internet, they can use it. We’ve essentially fulfilled the needs of the workers.”

Students are also able access materials through the organization’s new and improved website (www.sheetmetal-iti.org), which allows for easier navigation, according to ITI Software Development Manager David Collins.

“About a year ago, we started traveling around the country taking original photos to update nearly all the imagery on the site, so the members will be able to really see themselves in the new design,” Collins said. “The information on the site was good, and unless it was invalid or outdated, we kept it. It just needed to be refreshed.”