...our free training offering is a natural progression in what continues to be a severe ongoing global economic environment for unemployed Americans.
Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2011
Recognizing the need in the marketplace for education as a pathway to employment sustainability in the United States and as a leading provider of training, SetFocus has made a decision to provide a significant amount of knowledge available to the public at no charge via its newly developed free training portal.
“Our goal is to improve the lives of Americans by offering them the opportunity of employment stability and sustainability by giving them access to key high quality knowledge which will help increase their marketability and earning potential. As businesses continue to cut costs the need for technology and individuals who possess the skills to utilize it will maintain in high demand. Our mission has been and continues to be to help bridge the gap between talent and opportunity. SetFocus has been providing training for IT professionals since 1997 and the addition of our free training offering is a natural progression in what continues to be a severe ongoing global economic environment for unemployed Americans,” states Mike Landau, CEO of SetFocus.
The goal of its free training offering is to help stimulate the careers of non-traditional students creating a larger pool of individuals available for growing IT needs within the country. According to official government data, though the overall U.S. unemployment rate stands steady at 9.1 percent, the IT sector had fared significantly better over the past few years. In fact, the unemployment rate for technology jobs stood at only 3.3 percent in June 2011, a figure which stands in stark contrast to the 9.2 percent U.S. unemployment rate logged during the same time period.
Nearly 150 modules representing over 100 hours of free knowledge are currently being offered in the areas of: Object Oriented Concepts, Relational Database Fundamentals, Business Intelligence Tools and SharePoint.
To access the courses individuals should visit http://freetraining.setfocus.com.
SetFocus is a leading provider of career focused training for IT professionals seeking to increase their marketability and earning potential utilizing technologies such as .NET, SQL Server, SharePoint and Business Intelligence tools. Utilizing strategic relationships, SetFocus identifies skills gaps and develops programs that directly train and source skilled professionals to meet the immediate hiring needs of organizations nationwide. A Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, SetFocus employs a unique hands-on learning curriculum and a combination of services to help organizations grow.