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MiTek University Surpasses 3,500 Online Training Students

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MiTek USA, a leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, developer of software tools for structural design and product selection, and distributor of anchors, epoxy, tools, and safety equipment, today announced that it has seen dramatic adoption rates for MiTek University, the Company’s online training and certificate system for truss and wall panel designers. Enrolled student numbers have far surpassed early projections, jumping 267% in just one year. Today, more than 3,500 users have accessed MiTek University’s online training system, which is focused on teaching efficient use of all of MiTek’s software systems, including its award-winning SAPPHIRETM Suite.

MiTek University’s education content is presented in a self-paced format, available 24/7/365. (MiTek University is available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and South Africa.) Within the MiTek University online system, a number of course modules are set up for mandatory sequenced study, after which MiTek offers a Certificate of Completion. (Certificates of Completion are offered to complying students in Component Design 101: Floor Only, Roof Only, and Roof and Floor.) Other courses are available even for students who are not seeking Certificates of Completion. You must be a MiTek customer to access MiTek University. MiTek software is not required for each student, but training is truly optimized when software is used to follow along with the online exercises.

There are 78 courses in all (categorized by the software the student is using in their design work), and if recent jumps in attendance are any indication, MiTek University’s online content has garnered an increasingly large following. In one recent month, student count leapt from 401 students to 639. (Student activity increased 267% from the same month in 2013.) Many new students are accessing MiTek University to view brand new content, which is being added on an ongoing basis. Recent course additions include new features for SAPPHIRETM Structure and MiTek(R) Truss Engineering software.

“MiTek University is an essential part of our onboarding process when hiring new designers in training or bringing on experienced designers without Sapphire experience,” said Patrick Coulter, Director of Component Design, with ProBuild. “The new individual can focus on learning SAPPHIRE at their own pace, and we don’t have to allocate valuable design resources to support that training. This assures us that the training is done in a short amount of time and there are no gaps in their knowledge. Bottom line, the overall training timeline is compressed and our new designers are ready much sooner and have a more complete understanding than would have without the MiTek University resource.”

About MiTek Industries

MiTek Industries is a diversified global supplier of engineered products, software, and equipment to the residential, commercial, and industrial, construction sectors. MiTek Industries’ passion for its customers’ success and its associates’ well being is the Company’s hallmark. A Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B) since 2001, the Company has operations in more than 40 countries on six continents. Learn more: www.MiTek-us.com/ and www.Mii.com.

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