C² Technologies, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Workforce and Career Development, has developed a training series to provide new employees at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the introductory knowledge and skills to successfully fulfill the mission of the CDC.
The CDC New Employee Orientation is a highly interactive training series and an important step in developing a comprehensive online CDC orientation resource center for employees, visiting scientists, fellows, and contractors.
This web-based series, comprised of 45 lessons within 10 mini-courses, is structured in an easy to maneuver and motivating environment. The courses cover an array of topics such as CDC culture and policies, employee pay and benefits, and standards of conduct, with the goal of helping participants understand how each subject applies to their individual daily work and the CDC’s mission.
Building upon prior knowledge and known experiences, the training utilizes a variety of interactive design strategies to engage learners and increase their understanding of content. Selectable text, graphics, and photos are utilized throughout the course, while maps and other interactive features promote active participation and encourage application of lessons learned.