TOLEDO, Ohio — Owens Corning Roofing is expanding its Owens Corning University educational platform.

The company has introduced Owens Corning University (OCU), a free offering to all Owens Corning Roofing Contractor Network (OCCN) members on the OCConnect Resource Center.

The company says OCU is the platform in which all live and online educational opportunities will be offered. OCU’s comprehensive platform will provide members leading edge, 24/7 “on demand” education and resources designed to help contractors build their business.

A gaming element integrated into OCU recognizes the competitive spirit of contractors. Leaderboards on the Learning Management Platform track education points, award badges for completed educational tasks, and allow contractors to see how they rank compared to their competition.     

Offering an unlimited number of users, OCU provides critical content to help contractors throughout their organization — from employee onboarding to installation best practices. OCU is the latest introduction to a portfolio of digital resources Owens Corning offers OCCN members.  

“Owens Corning developed OCU to put relevant education directly in the contractor’s hands, regardless of time or location,” said Jon Gardner, Owens Corning’s Roofing Contractor training and education leader. “Because each module is 15 minutes or less, users can easily fit learning into their schedule.”

As a dynamic, “living” resource, OCU will continue to evolve with the addition of new modules. Content included in Phase 1 includes  informational courses on Owens Corning, on-boarding resources for new sales representatives, the ABCs of warranties, product and system news including the Duration Series shingles, SureNail Technology information, an overview of the Total Protection Roofing System, roofing fundamentals, business service offerings and access to the Owens Corning Roofing video library.

OCU is available on the OCConnect Resource Center.