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T Jobs Looking for Workers Targeted Training Keeps Workers Sharp DIMENSION DATA'S IP TELEPHONY services were growing at more than 100 percent per year. But instead of hiring the 30 to 40 new IPT engineers it needed to keep up with demand, the $2.7 hillion IT solutions provider decided to invest in training pro- grams to get more out of the people it already had. Working in partnership with CCPrep, a Cisco Learning Partner, Dimension Data rolled out a 10-week training pro- gram duhbed "Jed-IPT" — as in "Jedi" — to teach its IPT engineers how to deploy IP phones in the field. At the same time, the company unveiled a second training program to teach its sales force how to talk and think like geeks. Witliin six weeks, some 87 of its 115 sales pros had earned their Cisco Sales Expert certifications. The goal was to create account managers who could understand both the business and technical requirements and com- municate the company's solutions to customers, says CTO Mark Slaga. "Companies are doing more train- ing now, and not just in technology," widely considered one the top places in the world for learning leadership skills. Every year, 20,000 business pro- fessionals attend classes at CCL's five campuses and 16 satellite locations. LearnativiCy (iiifoworld.coni/4458) Making training a priority makes your company more attractive. says Katherine Spencer Lee, executive director of staffing firm Robert Half Teclmology. "They're also training their tecbs on how to give presentations and sharpen their business skills." Making training a priority can also make your company more attractive to job seekers, says Tracy Cashman, part- ner at recruiting firm Winter, Wyman & Co. "When we ask, 'Why should someone come to work for you?" many of our clients list training opportunities as one of their biggest selhng points," she notes. Eortunately, adding to your employ- ees' repertoire of skills is easily within reach. Here arc some places to start. Academee {academee.com) works in concert with the Institute of Manage- ment. This UK.-based e-learning site offers a series of online courses on how to manage people, projects, and your- self. Two 18- to 24-month management certificHtion prngmnis are available.
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course ACCT 342 taught by Professor W during the Summer '11 term at Lee.

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