IT firm Stanley Associates has its own, round-the-clock web-based training university for employees.
Stanley University offers employees more than 3,500 courses in technology, business skills,, writing and other skills. Employees take the training at their own pace.
The company buys licenses for the courses, so 500 employees may enroll at a time. In the past 18 months, 724 of the firm’s 5,000 employees have participated. Since June 2007, when the program started, workers have completed 1,451 courses.
The company pays about $15,000 per year to run the program, but employees take the classes at no charge, HR Director Steve Woolwine says.
Any employee—including part-timers—can participate. To enroll, an employee needs manager approval.
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