Long Island, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2008
CERTPOINT, a leading global provider of corporate training software and solutions, has signed a contract to implement and host a learning management solution for the Texas Principal Excellence Program (TxPEP). This educational improvement effort by TxPEP will grant 500 principals in the state of Texas access to CERTPOINTVLS™. Through the use of CERTPOINT’s fully-integrated learning management suite, the principals in the program will have access to competency planning tools, a range of leadership and management coursework, and on-line collaboration opportunities to facilitate the growth of their leadership skills.
Using CERTPOINTVLS™, CERTPOINT’s all-in-one learning management suite, TxPEP will manage, schedule, deliver, and track the training of principals in the program using “state-of-art” authoring tools, reporting components, informal learning utilities, and integrated communication tools which can be used on major web conferencing platforms. The TxPEP leadership team recognized the possible value provided to its stakeholders and participants through the implementation of a learning management system, specifically one offering flexibility, course authoring and delivery and, robust reporting capabilities. As such, TxPEP selected CERTPOINT as its solution provider based on the quality of its applications and its superior customer service reputation.
“Having reviewed a range of proposals from potential learning management system (LMS) vendors, CERTPOINT was our clear winner. CERTPOINT’s technology provides functionality that will benefit our program participants with the added benefits of configuration options allowing us to customize the look and feel of it. Finally, the implementation approach and timeline were very important to us since our resources are limited and our implementation timing is tight. We felt that CERTPOINT’s approach would ensure success for us,” said Greg Higgins, TxPEP Project Director.
The Texas Principal Excellence Program is a state-sponsored program that was established to produce improvements in student achievement, graduation rates, and teacher retention in Texas public schools through the development of principal leadership and management skills. TxPEP was created and implemented through a partnership between the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) and the University of Houston-Victoria, School of Business Administration and is funded by a grant from the Texas Education Agency.
CERTPOINT provides an all-in-one software suite to manage talent, deliver knowledge, and track business results. Global leaders like Toyota, Honda, and Black & Decker use CERTPOINT's technology to arm their employees and partners with the knowledge they need to win and retain customers. CERTPOINT helps more people in more places easily gain knowledge faster with measurable business results. Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT is used by more than 1,000 businesses in over 35 countries and languages to deliver knowledge beyond the organization deep into sales and service channels. Please visit http://www.certpointsystems.com.
About Texas Principal Excellence Program
The Texas Principal Excellence Program (TxPEP) was created by House Bill 1 (Article IV– passed by the 79th Texas Legislature, 3rd Special Session) in 2006 in an effort to improve school performance. Introduced in legislation as the School Leadership Pilot Program (SLPP), TxPEP was designed to specifically produce improvements in student achievement, graduation rates and teacher retention through the expansion of principal leadership and management skills. The program is provided through a partnership between the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) and the University of Houston at Victoria School of Business Administration. Please visit http://www.txpep.org.
A global resource for process and performance improvement, APQC discovers improvement methods, identifies benchmarks and best practices, disseminates findings and connects individuals. APQC's employees conduct benchmarking and best practices research, offer training, and publish reports on productivity, quality, benchmarking, knowledge management, and other areas. Founded in 1977, the member-based nonprofit serves more than 500 organizations. For information, visit http://www.apqc.org or call 800-776-9676 or +1-713-681-4020
About University of Houston-Victoria, School of Business Administration
The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, is an upper-level institution that offers undergraduate and graduate students more than 30 degree programs and concentrations in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. A faculty of experts at UHV offers students individual attention to help them succeed, whether learning in a classroom or online. UHV is defined more as a delivery system than as a location, as the university extends instruction, learning support, student services and community outreach to any area. Although it serves primarily commuting students from Victoria and surrounding counties, UHV also offers degree programs, in collaboration with other UH System institutions, at two off-campus centers in Fort Bend County and offers courses at a number of off-campus sites in the region. Since its founding in 1973, outreach, community partnerships
and collaboration have characterized UHV’s history and mission.
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