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Beef up CV's with real qualifications that employers recognise and want
Within large companies we regularly partner with training providers to deliver courses on such subjects as ITIL, Prince, Six Sigma etc which result in an industry recognised qualification. If a course is being delivered for a number of delagtes there must be the opportunity for us to offer a couple of places per course to youngsters who would benefit at little or no extra cost. This especially applies to Webex and online training courses where there is no travel involved and the total number of delegates is less of an issue. We must run hundreds of these a year with our various training partners and could potentially offer training, and the associated qualification to a wide group of youngsters.
Contribution submitted by: Gill Connell
June 15, 2012,
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