Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016 - (Page 63)

CO M PA N Y N E W S ACQ UIS I T I ON SAN DPA RTN E R SHIPS NIIT has entered into two strategic agreements in China - with Guiyang Municipal Government and Guizhou Professional College of Electronics in Gui'An New District - to develop a pool of next generation IT professionals in big data and analytics. Through these partnerships NIIT aims to develop the Human Capital in line with China's vision to promote Guizhou province as the hub of big data industry in China and the world. Fast Lane Canada announces global IT security training partnership with NotSoSecure. Fast Lane will work with NotSoSecure to provide its suite of training classes across the globe. The new partnership will allow Fast Lane to deliver a wide range of advanced IT security training courses. The strategic partnership is designed to address the rapidly growing demand for IT security training and to provide lab-based training. GP Strategies Corporation announced that Lockheed Martin's Aerospace & Defense business has awarded two threeyear contracts to GP Strategies to be its learning services partner and provide training consulting, instructional design, course development and training administrative services. GP Strategies will help Lockheed Martin by providing consistency, best practices and thought leadership within the learning and development department. Allego, the leading mobile-video justin-time (JIT) sales learning platform, announced that it has a strategic partnership with Matrix Achievement Group to deliver JIT mobile video coaching capabilities to Matrix's clients worldwide. Matrix uses the Allego platform to deliver mobile video coaching to improve sales enablement and training for its clients. Pearson and Flatiron School Partner to provide "coding bootcamp" training solution to help students acquire skills that increase their employability. Through the partnership, learners will have access to a full-time, 800-hour training program in high-demand software development skills that precisely simulate a professional coder's environment. Mobify, a mobile customer engagement leader, announced the acquisition of Pathful, provider of advanced machine learning-based technology for behaviorbased targeting. Pathful machine algorithms are able to generate and analyze 25 times the data of Google Analytics for unparalleled on-page insights. The technology is being integrated with Mobify's Mobile Customer Engagement Platform, enabling retailers to acquire and qualify customers by understanding the entire customer journey. INDUSTRY NE WS LANGUAGE TRAINING IMPROVES CONFIDENCE AND CAREER PROSPECTS FOR MILLENNIALS Rosetta Stone Inc. released the findings of its 2016 Business Impact, which surveyed more than 5,400 corporate users of its language learning product, representing more than 900 companies. The results showed that over half of millennial respondents say language training has improved their career prospects and positively affects employer perception. Also, 80 percent of millennials noted improved confidence as a result of language training. NEW RESEARCH ON DEVELOPING MANAGERS AS COACHES BlessingWhite, a division of GP Strategies Corporation, announced the release of The Coaching Conundrum 2016 Report on developing coaching skills amongst managers in organizations. Key findings include managers' top barriers to coaching include time constrainsts, not having all the answers and age differences. Managers are more willing to coach if they've been coached themselves. THE BROOKS GROUP WINS CONTRACT TO SUPPORT THE MARINE CORPS The Brooks Group secured a $6 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to train recruiters over a three-year period. The contract will support the National Training Team and more than 4000 recruiters assigned to the Marine Corps Recruiting Command. The Brooks Group will deliver services in the areas of curriculum design, instructional development, and instructor led facilitation. T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - SUMMER201 6 I WWW.TRAI NINGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE SURVEY UNCOVERS MISALIGNMENT ON REWARDS AND MOTIVATIONS There is mounting evidence that optimal performance comes from the alignment of an executive's personal values with the organization's culture and the role's responsibilities, yet few executives or organizations have made the adjustments necessary to take advantage of this synergy, according to a global survey of senior executives conducted by Egon Zehnder. INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING COMPANY NEWS? PLEASE SEND TO EDITOR@TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM 63

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016

Table of Contents
Three Strategies to Ensure Your Training Has Tensile Strength
Experience, Exposure and Education
Beyond the Classroom Paradigm
Applying the Buddy System
Purpose-Driven Professional & Organization Success
Making It Personal: The Four Pillars of High-Impact Mentoring
Blowing Your Millennial Mindset
Hidden Forces: Unconscious Bias in Learning
Memory: The Critical Bottleneck to Learning
Gender Barriers & Solutions to Leadership
Cognititive Collaboration: Utilizing Diverse Thinking & Behavioral Preferences
Get Into the Act: Accelerating Collaborative Teamwork
Dispelling the Five Myths of Microlearning
Quicken Loans: Culture Driven
Developing Global Leaders: On-the-Job Leadership Development
From Where I Sit
Why Do We Wait to Train Our Managers?
Is Knowledge Overrated?
Is Your Business Acument Showing?
Avnet Expands Services with ExitCertified Acquisition
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

Training Industry Magazine - Summer 2016