Chamber Offers E-Learning Tools to Enhance Your Staff Productivity

What factor ranks at or near the top of the list for successful organizations? Our members tell us it’s a well-trained, qualified workforce.

The Indiana Chamber has provided information and instruction for years through its employee training seminars and regulatory compliance publications. Our Ready Indiana program (in the last three years) has helped make the connections between employer training needs and the available providers and funding resources.

Now, a new and powerful tool – the Indiana Chamber’s E-Learning Services – is available to assist Indiana companies and their employees. This nationally successful program comes to Indiana with courses focused on improving basic business skills (writing, math, communication and common computer applications) as well as more advanced topics like project management, human resources, accounting, compliance and top technical certifications.

Check out the informational page for course listings, pricing, scholarship details and more.

For more information, call Lisa at (800) 824-6885. Let’s work together to improve Indiana’s workforce.

NEW: Indiana Chamber/Ready Indiana Launch E-Learning Program

Let’s cut to the chase: As a state, Indiana has ranks 43rd in workforce education level, according to Kauffman State New Economy Index 2007. That simply doesn’t cut it.

So would you like to reduce your training costs, spend less time on training administration or increase your staff’s productivity and skills? The Indiana Chamber and Ready Indiana now have what you’re looking for.

Learn more at www.indianachamber.com/elearn. A limited number of scholarships are also available for businesses with less than 50 people, as well.

Among employees who say their company offers poor or no training, 41% plan to leave within a year. Of those who say their company offers excellent training, only 12% plan to leave. – Louis Harris and Associates poll

E-Learning: Coming to a Computer Near You

Everyone wants to make money, whether you’re a child with a lemonade stand or an adult at the helm of your own company. Cutting expenses is one way of getting there. And that’s exactly what many businesses are doing – all while boosting employee training and development – thanks to e-learning.

E-learning offers several benefits. Among them are convenience (participants can access training online or via software round-the-clock-from just about any location), cost savings (reduced travel expenses), a hands-on approach (often including quizzes and exercises) and higher retention rates (up to 50%). Plus, e-learning offers tremendous flexibility. Have to leave your desk in the middle of a session? No problem. Most training programs let you pick up right where you left off.

An upcoming one-day conference will focus on ways to simplify e-learning for busy training and development professionals. Presented by the Central Indiana chapter of the American Society for Training and Development on November 4, the event will feature three educational tracks (e-learning basics, e-learning applications and managing the e-learning function). Ready Indiana, a program that facilitates collaboration among Hoosier employers and training providers, is a platinum sponsor. Learn more and register online.

Look for Ready Indiana and the Chamber to unveil a new e-learning initiative soon that will benefit businesses across the state. And for those subjects (and there are many) that require face-to-face interaction with seminar presenters and colleagues, the Chamber continues to offer a full array of popular programs.