AITP & WEBSmart Partner to Offer Online Educational Courses
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Posted by: Association Programs Committee
AITP Mission Statement
To serve our members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and provide forums for networking and collaboration.
Since our inception in 1951, the Association of Information Technology Professionals has believed that the best way to serve our profession is to protect the careers and advance the talent of its members. It is our goal to provide educational benefits to our members that will help them achieve personal success today and tomorrow.
AITP-Branded Online Training Courses
The Association Programs Committee has been working with WEBSmart-USA, a provider of educational online courses, to develop an AITP-branded training library of various technical and professional development courses to be offered at a discount to AITP members.
The Committee launched an evaluation pilot during the month of June for volunteer AITP members to evaluate the quality and value of online training. The feedback from the individual evaluations rated the quality of the learning experiences as high and as a group, the participants felt that offering online training curriculum can be very valuable to AITP members and serve to enhance the value of membership in AITP.
The Association Programs Committee also reviewed other third-party training providers such as New Horizons, Global Knowledge, and Keystone Learning but these programs were found to be cost-prohibitive and/or unable to offer a deeply discounted service for our members.
Based on the Association Programs Committee recommendation, the Association Board approved the partnership with WEBSmart-USA and the Programs Committee is now currently working with WEBSmart to create the AITP-branded catalogue of courses, both technical-centric and professional development, and the web landing page for our members to register for the courses at the AITP discount.
The launch of the AITP educational online library, AITP Online, is tentatively scheduled for 4th Quarter. Watch for more details to come.