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“This is a really exciting initiative which adds enormous value to learning”, said Rick Firth, Managing Director of Parity Training. “At Parity we believe that attending an IT training course (http://www.parity.net/
The reference libraries mean that delegates can enhance their understanding of what they have learnt in the classroom with a selection of 30 e-books valued at £450. The books offered are all current editions and from leading publishers such as Harvard Business School, John Wiley, Kogan Page, Project Management Institute and AMACOM.
“We have seen a huge increase in demand over the past few years for IT business management training. Partly this is driven from government mandates and promotion in OGC methodologies and frameworks, but also driven by the real need to raise standards in business management. From a training perspective we often see employees literally being pushed through courses in the shortest time possible because that’s what organisations and individuals are able to afford in terms of time investment, but its no good if they pass exams but don’t have a real understanding of how to use what they have learnt in the work place”, said Firth. “What we want to facilitate is real skill and competency improvements for individuals that can be applied and which can deliver organisational benefits, rather than being just another training provider who can get people through an examination”
Whilst Firth is critical of the effectiveness and limitation of much of the current training provision given pricing and time pressures, he remains optimistic that training providers and training buyers can make a difference in their approach to learning. “I am encouraged by the fact that we recently won a big public sector contract, under competitive tender, not for being the cheapest, but by being able to provide the greatest value when it comes to learning and this makes me even more convinced that providing better support and continuing education is worth it”, says Firth.
Parity e-Books incorporating over 150 books are now available to all delegates on eligible courses.
About Parity Group plc
Parity a leading IT Business services organisation delivering technical, recruitment and training solutions to the UK and Irish markets.
They focus on the key areas of project, programme and IT service management. Parity's Training business educates client's own staff in these skill areas; their Resources business recruits highly skilled short term, interim and permanent staff; and their Solutions business (http://www.parity.net/
Parity has deep industry knowledge and expertise in Finance, Utilities, Telecoms and the Public Sector delivering people, skills and concepts for IT projects and programmes throughout the UK. Parity have provided these services to a range of notable clients, including Hewlett Packard, IBM, Ministry of Defence, Royal Bank of Scotland, Northern Ireland Electricity, Siemens and GlaxoSmithKline.
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