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Fundamentals of Furniture Product Knowledge Receives Online Education Award

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The Fundamentals of Furniture Product Knowledge, an online furniture training program of The Furniture Training Company (www.furnituretrainingcompany.com), has been awarded the 2007 Best Educational Software Award by the ComputED Learning Center in the category of vocational education. Fundamentals helps furniture retailers create a more professional, productive sales force by training and certifying their employees in furniture product knowledge.

The Fundamentals online training program includes 36 self-paced, interactive lessons with multimedia presentations, quizzes and tests, and in-store learning activities covering: casegoods, upholstered furniture, beds and bedding, fibers and fabric, leather furniture, and rugs. Wickes Furniture, RoomStore, Norwalk Furniture Corporation, RC Willey Home Furnishings, Lacks Home Furnishings, McMahan’s Furniture, and Federated Department Stores are just a few of the furniture retailers using the Fundamentals of Furniture Product Knowledge.

"Instructional and technological innovation is at the center of our efforts to provide high quality, efficient, and affordable training for furniture industry, and we are committed to developing premier programs for furniture retailers that not only teach but also translate into changes in employee behaviors" said Mark Lacy, President of The Furniture Training Company. "We are particularly honored to be recognized by the ComputED Learning Center with this prestigious Best Educational Software Award for our industry-leading online furniture training program."

About The Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards The ComputED Learning Center’s 13th Annual Best Educational Software Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that use technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from education and training titles from around the world.

About The Furniture Training Company The Furniture Training Company is a business of LetterPress Software, Inc. that provides technology-based training services to the retail furniture industry. Since 2001, LetterPress has been providing training services to furniture retailers world-wide, from single-store independents to large retail furniture chains and department stores. The Furniture Training Company was established in the fall of 2006 to better service LetterPress Software customers in the furniture industry. Visit www.furnituretrainingcompany.com.

About LetterPress Software, Inc LetterPress Software, Inc. is an instructional design company located in North Logan, Utah. LetterPress Software, founded in 1997, designs and develops highly effective and engaging technology-based education programs by applying proven scientific principles of learning and instruction. The application of these scientific principles guides LetterPress designers and developers in creating meaningful presentation and practice activities, determining the proper amount of learner guidance and interaction, selecting and using media appropriately. The instruction they create guarantees that the desired changes in learners’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes will occur. LetterPress Software’s programs have received more than 30 national and international awards for educational and training excellence. Visit www.lpsoftware.com.

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