September 2012 Newsletter
Magical Stimulus Package
Our “Magical Stimulus Package.” has proven to be popular! Join the growing group of students who are taking advantage of this package by taking a series of Access, Excel, or Adobe classes, to brush up their skills, to learn web design, and more – all for less money. Once again, here are the details:
Take 3 classes for the price of 2 – a 33% discount!
Best 3-class discount in the Bay Area!
- Take any 3 standard classes ($239 each) for only $159.33 each. Bundling these classes will save you $239.
- Take any 3 premium classes ($349 each) for only $232.67 each. Bundling these classes will save you $349.
To register online, choose 3 identically-priced classes and type “Magic Stimulus Package” in the Comments Field and your discount will be applied automatically. Or, give us a call at 408-261-2600, mention this package, and we will personally register you.
This package must be prepaid in full at least 3 business days prior to the start of the first selected class. Total tuition is non-refundable after that date, but classes may be rescheduled at no additional charge. Classes must be taken by the end of December, 2012. These classes are eligible for unlimited Free Class Repeats on a space-available basis for as long as we offer the class.
Have you worked with a project where the recalculations don’t roll up properly? Have you ever had a project “blow up” on you? Then our Microsoft Project classes are for you! We will show you how to avoid common land mines so that your project can update smoothly. You’ll create a project plan containing tasks, assign resources, and finalize the project successfully. Take Level 1 and 2 of Project (3 days of training) and you can use our premium class Magical Stimulus Package! The next MS Project class dates are October 10th, 11th, and 30th.
Raises or Training?
Can’t give raises this year? Try training instead!
Research shows that employer-provided training increases employee job satisfaction as much as getting a 17.7% raise.
We’d like to share an important article that could help save your company the significant costs of employee turnover. The loss of knowledgeable staff and managers is one of the highest (and avoidable) costs to corporations and governmental organizations. It could cost your organization $3,500 or more to replace an entry-level employee, $50,000 or more to replace a manager, and far more for a highly compensated individual—to say nothing of the ensuing disruption, frustration, loss of momentum, and impact on morale.
This article by Rieva Lesonksy points out that many employees are frustrated. “You’ve been asking them to do more with less for the past few years, and you likely haven’t been able to reward them with sizable raises or bonuses for their efforts. Numerous surveys have indicated once the job market opens up, most American workers will seek new employment. So, is there anything you can do to keep your best employees? Yes—train them. In fact, continued training and professional development is high on the list of ‘wants’ by American workers." Read the entire article here.