CHC Training’s Pivot in a Pandemic Pays Off

CHC Training announces today that it has been named a Colorado Company to Watch Winner, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of CHC Training as a growing company in the state. Colorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

“In a year where things could have been catastrophic, our team pivoted and heavily promoted online solutions to provide distance-friendly certificate renewal options. We are extremely honored to win this Award and are grateful for the hard work of our entire CHC Training team who made this possible. We are dreamers, we are leaders – and this Colorado Companies to Watch Award is a great reflection of our dedication to excellence,” Danaya Benedetto, Founder of CHC Training. 

CHC Training was chosen as a Finalist for Colorado Companies to Watch out of 1,100 nominations earlier this year. 100 Colorado finalists were chosen as the top tier 2nd stage companies leading in innovation, vision, job-creation and impact. On September 18th at CCTW’s 12 Annual Gala Event, CHC Training was named a Winner for 2020 along with 49 other prestigious Colorado companies. 

“We are pleased to recognize CHC Training as one of Colorado’s 50 most innovative 2nd stage companies,” says Jill Terry, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman. “These companies contribute significantly to the growth and economic independence of the state by developing new services and products, creating jobs, enriching communities and generating new industries.”

CHC Training is a national company that has been teaching in Colorado and Wyoming since 2007, although back then operating on another name. In 2015, CHC Training Founder, Danaya decided to revolutionize the environmental training industry by completely redesigning antiquated OSHA and EPA curriculums to be more student-focused. This innovative approach resulted in the creation of highly interactive online and Live-Remote courses that emphasize the practicality of federal and state regulations for the hazardous material and construction trades, catapulting them to the top of the industry. 

In 2020 as most know, in a rapidly shifting environment CHC Training stepped up again by embracing the need for more online courses for their students which also included Pandemic Response due to merging regulatory guidance. Historically, live classroom education predominantly generated revenue for CHC Training until March 16th, when they experienced 84 cancellations in one day. CHC’s leadership moved swiftly to promote their online class catalog (in a traditionally Live only industry) while also creating two COVID-specific classes for contractors and facility owners to use to navigate infectious disease remediation. 

CHC Training’s adaptation to a standard classroom offering proved successful as their online classes have grown 235% in 2020 to-date, enabling students around the world to maintain their accreditations. Additionally, during the months following March, CHC Training accelerated their agenda by receiving two official approvals from state agencies for their online asbestos refresher classes, which total 10 more than any of the competition. 

Danaya Benedetto notes, “I see the future of vocational training being as flexible as the job itself requires. Our jobs are rarely 9-5, they can be immediate, and with little notice. Students and enterprises need training and certification solutions that are just as flexible. CHC Training’s role is to be evolving class availability to meet the needs of every student.” 

In March, CHC Training started working with The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment which manages over the asbestos and lead disciplines in Colorado to author a solution for remote learning and certification renewal. CHC Training worked diligently with them to devise the first-ever method of remote learning for this industry utilizing Live-Remote classes via Zoom. CHC Training is exemplary in shifting classes to this medium providing students an option for learning during the Pandemic. Being named as a Winner for 2020 is in alignment with CHC Training’s dedication to being the number one training solution company in the United States.

About CHC Training 

CHC Training (CHC) is a national woman-owned enterprise and a leader in providing modern and practical environmental training solutions – available In-Classroom and Live-Remote learning environments, that are reliable and accredited. CHC Training utilizes unique methods to change how individuals and companies ensure compliance, reduce risk, and renew certifications.  CHC Training is best known for working with local and federal state agencies to allow online and eLearning renewal options for the asbestos and lead industry. CHC’s online refresher certificates are accepted in over 20 states. CHC’s training offers certification solutions for highly regulated industries such as Asbestos, Designer, Air Monitoring Specialist, O&M (Class III), Awareness, NIOSH 582e Ext., NIOSH 582e, Lead, Mold, Silica, Epidemic/Pandemic Response, Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA 10/30, HAZWOPER 8/24/40, Confined Space, Fall Protection. 

About Colorado Companies to Watch
Colorado Companies to Watch is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 600 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

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