FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE takes insurance learning to a new level with innovative SGI CANADA Agro Pak video training series

COURTENAY, BC, November 13, 2007Today, in conjunction with SGI CANADA, announced the launch of a comprehensive video training series for SGI CANADA’s Agro Pak Policy. The 12-course series, available in streaming video, is the first comprehensive training program developed for a specific insurance product in Canada. Users have the option of taking the courses in the streaming video format or in the complete and comprehensive text format.

Each video course follows the format of a broker and customer conversation. “Not only do the courses provide comprehensive technical information,” said Ken MacRae, CEO of “But they also show how that information is applied in a real-life setting.” “From a broker point of view, they get to see some of the questions a customer might have about an SGI CANADA product and then get solutions on how to deal with such questions or concerns.”

This video launch also marks the first time broker-training has been approached in a practical, real-life situation, says Steve Hawrishok, President of and the author of the courses. “Brokers are going to be treated to a new way of learning and it’s a great way to earn CE credits at the same time,” he said.

“These courses are great training tools for SGI CANADA’s underwriters,” he said. “This is a complete series of courses covering all sections of their Agro Pak Policy. There is no better way to get this product knowledge.”

November 13, 2007 marks the launch of the first eight courses, including text and video versions of the following courses:

  • SGI CANADA Farm Property: Part 1 General Section
  • SGI CANADA Farm Property: Part 2 General Section
  • SGI CANADA Farm Building & Contents Insurance
  • SGI CANADA: Farm Fertilizer, Chemicals & Fodder Insurance
  • SGI CANADA Grain & Irrigation Equipment Insurance
  • SGI CANADA Farm Machinery Insurance
  • SGI CANADA Farm Produce Advantage
  • SGI CANADA Farm Property Advantage

The remaining four courses in this series deal with Farmers’ Liability and will be released November 30, 2007. is the largest online insurance and financial services education provider in Canada with over 20,000 registered users. is the only company to offer streaming online video training for the financial services industries. The addition of the SGI CANADA courses to their catalogue marks the second time a major Canadian insurance company has worked with to provide specialized education to their staff.

For more information, contact:
Ken MacRae, CEO
Phone: 1-800-404-2211

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