IBM extends training options

IBM Learning Services, a division of IBM Global Services Australia has added two learning streams to its IT Career Pathways program.

The new modules -- Career Express and Career Advantage -- will cater to the development of IT skills for those new to the workforce as well as industry professionals seeking advanced training.

Barry Armstrong, learning services director, IBM, said the modules will let students customise the course schedule to suit their availability, and enables them to obtain industry accredited training with minimum disruption to already busy schedules.

"The rapid global growth of e-business has increased the market's demand for qualified IT professionals, but often work and other life commitments are a barrier to many who want to undertake further training or make the career move into IT," Armstrong said.

The Career Express module can be completed in eight weeks and provides entry-level skills and knowledge to students wanting to start a career in technology.

The Career Advantage module is designed to be customised to the individual's training needs as they advance their career, whether it be 'just in time' requirements or a long-term training partner. IBM is currently offering every student enrolled before October 31 a free IBM WorkPad.

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