Training & Certifications
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Our goal is to create a training environment that supports students in every possible way. To that end, our instructors facilitate students’ learning by providing a structured yet collaborative training environment.
The student manual is the primary tool in every instructor led training course. It is comprised of several major components: the table of contents, the introduction, units, course summary, glossary, and index. The table of contents acts as a road map to guide the students through the lesson plan. The introduction provides background information such prerequisite training and course objectives. Units add the structure to the course and include hands-on-activities and independent practice activities. The course summary gives an overview of each unit and provides a recap of the complete course for the student. The glossary is a point of reference for definitions and terms. The index helps students find information taught in a particular unit.
The activities, whether hands-on or independent, are the most important part of the manual. They cater to the adult learner who is self-directed, goal-oriented, and wants relevant, practical training. There are many hands-on activities and at least one independent activity in each unit. Students work step-by-step through a skill with the instructor, or are given a real-world business scenario that they must work through given the skills learned in the unit. Data files are used to enhance the learning experience. Another tool used by the instructor is the PowerPoint presentation. Each unit in each course has an accompanying PowerPoint presentation that is designed to support classroom instruction while providing students with visual detail. Each presentation begins with course objectives and ends with a summary slide.
To further enhance each students’ experience in the classroom, courses may be customized in a variety of ways. Course materials may include company branding, a company logo and company colors. Course content can be modified to include or exclude topics and capstone exercises, particular to the organization’s work group, can be added. Capstone exercises present a complex, real-world problem. Students collaborate to develop a solution using the skills learned throughout the class.
Why Application Training?
→5x as many high-growth/high-salary positions require experience with Office than all non-Microsoft software skills combined. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)
→29% of tomorrow’s high-growth/high-wage positions require Office or Office-related skills. (IDC/Microsoft, Skills Requirements for Tomorrow’s Best Jobs: Helping Educators Provide Students with Skills and Tools They Need, October 2013)
→86% of hiring managers indicate that IT certifications are a high or medium priority during the candidate evaluation process. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)
→8 in 10 HR execs verify certifications among job candidates. (CompTIA, Employer Perceptions of IT Training and Certification, January 2011)
Whether you’re an established professional or new to the field, our training will give you the expertise you need in a specific product or technology.
Springforward provides training in the products listed below.
Our portfolio of professional certificate programs and courses provide professionals with a targeted and flexible means to advance, change, or refocus careers and position organizations for future growth. We provide on-site, hands-on training covering two popular disciplines:
Project Management and Business Objectives.