Firms Unveil Corporate University

Corporate learning software provider THINQ loaned its help to technology
consulting firm Sierra Systems Monday, which wants to establish a corporate
learning center for its 900 employees.


Financial details of the agreement were not made public.


Through the virtual college known as Sierra Systems University, employees
can now select and complete internal or external training courses more
easily than ever before. SSU is a learning portal that provides easy access
both to Sierra Systems’ in-house courses and to offerings from THINQ’s 3,000
training provider partners.


THINQ has taken the paper out of the training approval process and has
centralized all the training activity reporting for Sierra Systems’ 15
locations.


Throughout the company’s 15 locations, Sierra Systems’ employees can access
a self-serve learning center available on
the company’s intranet. Providing one-stop shopping for all the company’s
training needs, SSU makes it easier to select
and complete a training course in a fast-paced business environment where
time management is critical.


Through the university learning center, Sierra Systems’ consultants can
maximize their time with convenient online courses they can complete on
their own schedule.


To promote SSU — and a little good will, Sierra Systems holds an annual
raffle to encourage participation in the United Way fundraising campaign.
The company’s vendors are asked to donate a prize that will be part of a
drawing for employees that have made a contribution.


“[THINQ] packages all the reporting together into one place,” said Susan Soo
Lum, internal education coordinator for Sierra Systems. “Having a one-stop
source for all of employees allows our company to better deploy professional
development and monitor how we’re meeting our commitment to learning.”

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