Pittsburgh, Pa. (PRWEB) February 23, 2006 –
Turner Construction Company, the leading general builder in the U.S., announced today that 130 new web-based business skills courses have been added to its online learning website TurnerUniversity.com.
The site, geared specifically to the construction community, now offers 161 competitively priced courses in the subject areas of construction, business skills, finance and technology.
“The addition of the new courses enables us to offer a more comprehensive learning solution to our customers and business partners,” said James Mitnick, senior vice president of Turner Construction Company and sponsor of TKN (Turner Knowledge Network), Turner's premiere knowledge network tool. “This further supports our goal of becoming the number one online learning resource in the construction industry.”
The new business skills courses focus on the topics of negotiating, management, recruitment, business writing, communication, selling, critical thinking skills, customer service, dealing with change, presentations, negotiations, diversity and harassment prevention, finance, service quality, sales, project management, decision-making, time management, problem solving, conflict resolution, coaching and teamwork.
To access the courses, go to http://www.turneruniversity.com and click on the Browse Courses by Category section’s Business Skills or Finance link.
About Turner University
Turner Construction Company began development of its corporate knowledge network Turner Knowledge Network (TKN) in 2000 and launched Turner University online learning website to staff and to business partners in 2002. In 2003 Turner University was made available to the public. Currently Turner University has 161 web-based courses, plus an OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) 30 Hour course that is part web-based (24 hours) and part instructor-led class and exam (8 hours). Upon completion, participants obtain an OSHA 30 Hour card. For more information, visit http://www.turneruniversity.com.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2004, Turner completed $7.0 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network, with 46 offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, one of the world's leading international construction companies. For more information, visit Turner's website at http://www.turnerconstruction.com.