Purdue University Fort Wayne is now offering computer classes to companies that don’t have a computer lab on the property, nor the flexibility to allow workers to leave work for an extended period for training.
PFW’s Division of Continuing Studies has unveiled its Laptop Lab. Businesses can provide training to their employees in the comfort of their own office through this new service.
“We understand that it’s not always possible for a group of employees to be out of the office at the same time. We also understand the importance of providing teams with the skills and training they need to be more effective in their role,” said Melissa Kurten, director of training outreach
An employer signs up for a qualifying class with up to 12 employees. Training Outreach then works with the employer to coordinate the training time and details. The employer needs to supply a conference room and a Wi-Fi connection.
The instructor brings the required equipment to the on-site class. PFW says there are no additional fees for utilizing the Laptop Lab. Employers pay a flat fee that includes a set number of instructional hours and all materials.
“We’ve always been able to deliver on-site training, but we found very few companies have a computer lab. We saw this barrier and came up with a solution to overcome it,” said Kurten.
Click here to learn more about the Laptop Lab at PFW.