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Name of Organization/Company: Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TİSK), Ankara, Turkey
Category: Achievement in Compliance Training

Entry Title: TISK Academy


TISK(Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations) was established in 1962 with the aim of generating macro-level solutions in fields of activity where the member business associations are represented and to contribute towards creation of a social order pertaining to the country’s supra-political affairs in the context of professional life.

TISK is the sole umbrella organization authorized to represent Turkish employers in industrial relations nationally and internationally.

TISK embodies 21 member employers’ association operating in various industrial and economic sectors including public services. 2 million people are employed in approximately 10.000 workplaces registered under member associations.

Occupational Health and Safety Field in Turkey

With the work of TISK and other relevant organizations and the policies of the state, a serious awareness has been created in Turkey on occupational safety and health from year to year. With the regulations and sanctions made in this regard, it contributes to tworking of employees in safer environments with each passing day.

With the regulations made in the past years, businesses are obliged to make arrangements in their processes and working environments regarding occupational safety and worker health, as well as to train all their employees on this subject and to refresh these trainings at certain periods.

In April 2020, TISK launched the training platform "TISK Academy", which it has designed for a wide target audience that will include all member employers' unions, their employees and their families.

The "Occupational Health and Safety" trainings, which must be offered to all employees by all businesses as a legal obligation in Turkey, were interrupted by the effect of the pandemic, and the face-to-face trainings of institutions could not be done. TISK Academy was implemented to overcome this difficulty of unions and member employers.

TISK has implemented a rich online development platform that offers many digital trainings to employees within the TISK ecosystem, free of charge; particularly "Occupational Health and Safety" training with fully digitalized and advanced content.

TISK Academy designed the Occupational Safety Training together with Turkey's leading subject matter experts and e-learning producers. It cooperated with the Ministry of Labor on compliance with the legal regulations and made this training available to the ecosystem as a resource to meet the needs of institutions to refresh their occupational safety training for free of charge.

Thus, TISK Academy was presented to the benefit of the ecosystem as an advanced platform that offers trainings in 3 main focuses;

- Occupational Health and Safety Trainings
- Personal and Professional Development Trainings
-Future Information Technologies Trainings

Today, TİSK Academy stands out as a development platform that can be used completely free of charge by 21 member employers' unions, over 10 thousand member institutions, over 2 million employees and their families.

TİSK Academy is a development opportunity that has no precedent in Turkey. The features that make TİSK Academy stand out can be listed as follows:

-It is a development platform that can be used by employers from different sectors and sizes without any infrastructure or installation.

-By finding a common solution for Occupational Safety Trainings, while providing standardization in information, it also creates a serious efficiency by preventing all companies from making this effort separately.

-Unlike many open source development platforms, TİSK Academy, does not just provide trainings, but also offers reporting opportunities to member companies. In this way, it is ensured that trainings, which are legally required, are recorded. In this context, TİSK Academy actually works as an outsource partner that undertakes the refresher training of institutions on Occupational Safety.

-Professional and Personal Development title offers a very rich catalogue, and the catalog is being developed day by day with the evolving needs.

-TİSK Academy has become a platform where businesses share common information by adding member companies's content

TİSK Academy, which stands out with its "non-profit purpose" reached the number of close to 100,000 members from 20 different unions and 200 companies at the end of the year.

Tisk Academy has provided 21,350,157 minutes of training with a total of 167,981 trainings.

TİSK Academy has created a value of 106,749,000 TL for the Turkish business world with the free training it offers, and has saved 94,000 trees from being cut by providing these trainings online.

Due to word limitations, all contents, features and results of TİSK Academy could not be conveyed in the document. For this reason, additional documents are presented.

Apx1: Presentation-TISK Academy Details: https://vo-general.s3.amazonaws.com/a1ab4161-9c30-4e28-88fc-d6ad384e3fe2/bc51fd71-8d75-4cf5-b5cd-6bbed403e48d?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ4PRWO26HAX3IOCA&Expires=1720303002&response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3D%22Apx1_Presentation_TISK_Academy_Details.pdf%22&response-content-type=application%2Fpdf&Signature=Q96NZgZfzeY0I%2FDKtgCRbQXYBwg%3D

In this appendix you can find;
- TİSK Academy Training Contents
- Screenshots
- Usage Statistics and Results
- User remarks about TİSK Academy.

Apx2: TİSK Academy Trailer Video: https://youtu.be/IwnWGoF-ZJI
From this video, you can access the trailer video prepared to introduce the system to users at the launch.
Important Notice: The video is in Turkish, English subtitles are availableon Youtube menu; please turn it on by pressing CC button below