Uptime Institute and CNet Training form a Global Educational Alliance

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Uptime Institute and CNet Training announced today that they are working together to transform education throughout the global data centre industry. Through a Global Educational Alliance they are providing vision, direction, and education to enhance professional development and advance careers within the worldwide data centre industry. This alliance will provide access to a progressive and comprehensive set of training programs for all skill sets ranging from entry level to senior-level experts, including a master’s degree, and will expose participants to advanced topics such as Accredited Tier Training. The Accredited Tier Training will continue to be administered and taught by Uptime Institute, providing participants an opportunity to learn from leading industry consultants, and the suite of CNet Training data centre programs will continue to be developed and delivered by their expert instructors throughout the U.S. and around the globe.

The synergy between the two organisations became apparent early – with Uptime Institute’s veterans placement initiative and CNet’s history that began as a military transition service and their parallel efforts to make entry-level training available to veterans who were seeking to establish careers in the data centre industry. The Global Educational Alliance grew from this foundation to serve the industry as a whole. The severe personnel shortage in the industry has to be solved with a sound long-term investment in training by all organisations that allow candidates to enter at any level, and gain greater knowledge and progress in responsibility.

The data centre industry has a growing personnel shortage due to rapid industry growth of 15+ percent per year and the aging of its current workforce. “The need for a progressive training regime is obvious and with the other programs that we are pursuing on behalf of the industry, I believe this new Global Educational Alliance can make a significant contribution to solving this problem” says Lee Kirby, Uptime Institute Chief Technology Officer.

Andrew Stevens, CEO/Managing Director at CNet Training, adds,

I believe our Global Education Alliance with Uptime Institute can really make a difference to the data centre industry. It unites two highly trusted global organisations to provide easy access to proven and reliable training for data centre professionals resulting in industry recognised credentials and qualifications, which can enhance career progression and help with the standardisation of skills and knowledge throughout the data centre industry.

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Posted: 16/10/2014 10:33 AM