United Rentals and ITI Customers to Benefit from United Academy Partnership

United Rentals and ITI Customers to Benefit from United Academy Partnership


United Rentals, Inc., the largest equipment rental company in the world, and Industrial Training International, a leader in innovative safety training solutions, have announced a reciprocal agreement under which customers of the two companies will have access to a world-class curriculum of shared training resources through United Academy® (http://www.unitedacademy.ur.com).

Under the new partnership, ITI’s crane, rigging, rigging engineering and lift planning courses are now available to United Rentals customers in e-learning and instructor-led formats; similarly, ITI customers are able to utilize United Academy’s vast online course library and network of over 950 North American locations for classroom and blended learning training.

In addition to its new Cranes and Rigging training category, United Academy offers e-learning and instructor-led training options for the following categories, with select courses also available in French Canadian and Spanish:

  • Confined Space
  • Equipment Operations
  • Trench and Excavation
  • Fall Protection
  • Road Safety and Regulated Driving
  • Electrical Safety
  • Jobsite Safety
  • OSHA

United Rentals has established safety as a core value and is at the forefront of promoting job site safety and compliance across all equipment rental applications. In addition to its online curriculum, United Academy’s classroom and blended learning options can be completed at customer locations or at United Rentals branch locations throughout the United States and Canada.

“We are just ecstatic about the opportunity to offer ITI crane, rigging and lift planning courses via United Rentals, a true industry leader in safety. Our specialized ITI curriculum has been developed, refined and improved for the last 30 years by ITI subject-matter experts who are industry leaders in their own right. The ITI course offerings are a great fit with United Academy’s existing training library and impressive infrastructure for learning delivery,” commented Zack Parnell, president and chief executive officer of ITI.

Founded in 1986 by Mike and Darlene Parnell, ITI exists “to serve and learn, every day.” Over more than 30 years, this simple mission has driven ITI to the position it holds today: a world leader in training and technical services regarding cranes, rigging, lift planning, rigging engineering, and most recently virtual reality (VR) simulations. ITI offers over 30 courses through its full-time, highly experienced technical training team. Instructor-led training courses are delivered at customer locations and seven ITI Training Centers in the United States and Canada, as well as through a robust online course catalog.

For more information about ITI courses offered through United Academy, visit www.iti.com/solutions or call 800.727.6355 to speak with a Training Solutions Advisor.

About United Rentals and United Academy

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) is the largest equipment rental company in the world, primarily serving construction and industrial customers with approximately 13,600 employees and 950 locations. The company’s United Academy® online training center, launched in 2014, has become the equipment industry’s most comprehensive platform for safety and operator training. United Academy utilizes a blended learning approach that integrates online theory and examination with a live practical evaluation conducted by a certified evaluator. Additionally, United Academy allows for easy verification of training taken through the Academy and other sources using a unique wallet card and mobile app. More information is available at www.unitedrentals.com and www.unitedacademy.ur.com/.

About ITI

ITI is a privately held company headquartered in Woodland, WA. The company specializes in cranes, rigging, lift planning, rigging engineering, and VR Simulation training and technical services through multiple facets of delivery. Visit www.iti.com for more information.

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