FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2015
Lisa Scates, Alcohol Education Coordinator, Montana Department of Revenue
(406) 444-4307, LiScates@mt.gov
Molly Petersen, Public Information Specialist, Montana Department of Revenue
(406) 444-4331, MollyPetersen@mt.gov
MT Department of Revenue’s alcohol server training portal wins state IT award
HELENA – The Montana Department of Revenue’s online portal for alcohol server training today received a 2015 Information Technology Project Excellence Award from the State Information Technology Services Division at the Montana Government Information Technology Conference in Helena.
Department employees and former employees who received the award were project leader Bob Finstad and team members Marc Butenko, Kacey Collins, Wayne Huntley, Kyle Roope, Lisa Scates, Vicki Soltis, and Greg Stuart.
The IT excellence awards recognize public sector IT projects that are innovative, well-managed, and use IT to meet business needs effectively and efficiently.
“Our department team is honored to receive this award for our alcohol server training portal,” said Lisa Scates, Alcohol Education Coordinator, Department of Revenue. “Team members worked hard and collaboratively on this portal that allows our liquor education program to increase its response time, accomplish more every day, and provide better customer service.”
About 250 state-certified trainers and 3,200 liquor license holders use the online application. Users can access, verify, and print alcohol server training records, order materials, and search for server training classes. Trainers can view people they have trained, print training verifications, order materials, and register classes.
The department’s alcohol education program encourages public health and safety by promoting responsible alcohol sales, service, and consumption of alcohol. “The alcohol server training portal is a benefit to all Montanans,” Scates said. “These features make it easier for licensees to do business in Montana and to follow license requirements, and they make it more convenient for trainers to provide responsible server training, ultimately protecting public health and safety.”
To access the Server Training Portal or for more information about alcohol education, visit AlcoholServerTraining.mt.gov.