Samui Training Center Opens First-of-its-Kind IT Training Facility

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Bangkok, Thailand Â? Samui Training Center announces the opening of a new state of the art training facility on the tropical island of Koh Samui, marking a turning point in the evolution IT knowledge delivery.

Earlier this week, Samui Training Center spokesperson and technology veteran Paul Valente announced the opening of the fledgling training giant’s IT training facility. The facility will initially offer instructor-led vendor-approved courses geared towards obtaining popular IT certifications such as MCSE, and CompTIA Linux+, but will later extend to include seminars on IT outsourcing and executive level business communications.

Because of its remote, tropical location, the opening of the facility marks the company’s first pioneering step in developing the world’s growing travel-to-train IT training and certification market.

“We’ve all seen the same market indicators,” said Valente when asked about the company’s unique approach, “we have just chosen a different response.” According to Valente, in an industry where careers look perhaps less attractive and more challenging than they once were, IT training companies have focused on trying to cut the cost of training an individual student to an absolute minimum, in order to remain competitive.

According to Valente this has resulted in there being “simply nothing left worth buying” from your typical “McDonald’s brand” IT training vendor. “Why not just buy a book?” says Valente, bluntly. While web based training methods entice the student to make a purchase thinking they will get more for less, unfortunately all too often the huge cost savings afforded the training provider do not find their way to the student and the IT student’s value to business fails to increase significantly as a result of their online training.

As businesses race to outsource their technology initiatives and the IT training industry focuses on web and online based delivery methods, it may seam strange that Samui Training Center is offering instructor-led courses targeted at students from all hemispheres looking to boost their technology careers and travel.

“What STC offers is an educational experience,” says Valente, “a chance to expand technical ability and value, create business and technology relationships and put it in a context that applies to businesses who are looking to capitalize through technology enabled global business strategies.”

Samui Training Center’s efforts to create an IT training facility in a tropical paradise had previously been thwarted by such region’s usual lack of access to reliable electrical, Internet and communications infrastructure. With the recent construction of the Information Technology Complex near Lamai Beach on the popular island paradise of Koh Samui, Samui Training Center has finally found what they’ve been looking for.

The island of Koh Samui is less than one hour from Bangkok International Airport by airplane and--made popular a decade ago by the novel The Beach and later by the nearby island of Koh Phangan’s Full-moon Party--is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations for travelers wishing to relax on the beach, swim, dive, snorkel or spa. The giant, totally-IT, air-conditioned monolith is on Samui Island’s main road fifteen minutes from the island’s second most popular beach and has everything expected of a top-notch training facility.

“Even if you offer the best accommodations package in the world at the lowest price, you can’t have a technical training center without redundant power and high-speed Internet,” says Valente, standing outside the facility in the hot sun.

But students won’t brave the high seas for high speed Internet and redundant power. Samui Training Center anticipates training many students from the America’s and Europe who want to get away, see the world and come back ready for a new job or better equipped and more valuable to their old job. Students from Asia will come because they want a better education and don’t want to travel far out of the region to get it. Many will come for the great vacation and to look for global business opportunities as well.

More information on Samui Training Center and the new facility can be found at

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