From all the reports I have read recently the training budget is one of the first things to get squeezed when times are hard and yet training remains the cheapest, easiest, and longest-lasting performance boost you can give to any team.
It's no secret to friends of mine that I am a speed freak. Cars, bikes, whatever; I love to go fast. A passion which has taken me to many a race track to satisfy my need for speed. And when you reach the limits of your car and your skills - and yet still you want to go faster - you have just two options; get a faster car, or become a faster driver.
Spending money on a faster car will yield instant results but the gains last only as long as you have the car. Investing to give your driving skills a tune-up will last as long as you drive.
So when times are tough, and your team is being forced to deliver more work with fewer people, you need to get a performance boost - at an affordable cost - that will last.
That's why our NEW Bentley LEARN training subscription is just the thing for your team tune-up. It now includes unlimited scheduled instructor-led distance learning in our virtual classroom, in addition to providing subscribers with access to a full library of self-paced OnDemand eLearning courseware.
Now, if you are one of those folks who think that you have to sit in a "physical" classroom to learn, I have a question for you. "When was the last time you were in a traditional classroom?" - It was a while ago, wasn't it? So let me ask you another: "Does that mean you haven't learned anything new since then?" - No. I thought so... :-)
There's truth in the old adage, "you learn something new every day," and more and more, we're learning those new things online. Our emerging next generation know little else - even in school classrooms much learning is now conducted on PC's connecting to one site or another out on the interweb.
So for all you doubters out there we have a plan. Try our instructor-led distance learning risk-free and register for one of the 25 "Try It Before You Buy It" distance learning course samples available online.
Every sample is a free, two-hour course that let you interact live with a real Bentley expert, and give you a taste of learning in our own "virtual classroom."
As a bonus you will add two learning units to your professional transcript online for every course you complete. In this competitive job market being able to demonstrate your learning history is a huge value.
Check out the course descriptions and try distance learning for yourself at www.bentley.com/distancelearning
And if you like it we have 1,000 more courses available to your whole organization when you buy a Bentley LEARN training subscription.
Care to take a test drive and tune-up your skills in the process?
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