By David Leaser

With a massive arsenal of programs which includes a magazine, annual conference and awards programs, Training Industry, Inc. has become an essential go-to partner for training professionals to understand the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry.

At the recent Training Industry Conference and Expo (TICE) in Raleigh, IBM was recognized as a leader in the industry in content development, outsourcing and skills recognition.

IBM awarded 2016 Top 20 Content Development Award

For the fifth consecutive year, IBM won Training Industry’s Content Development Award. The award recognizes the 2016 Top 20 Content Development companies in the training industry and is designed to help buy-side organizations in their search for the right training partner. IBM was recognized for its leadership based on the following criteria:

  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise
  • Quality of clients
  • Geographic reach

According to Ken Taylor, president, Training Industry, Inc, IBM, as an award winner, is “able to bring together innovative technologies and best-in-class instructional design to generate some of the most exciting examples of corporate learning in the marketplace.”

Want to see more? Go to the IBM Training website to see how IBM is leading in the development and delivery of IT training.

IBM awarded 2016 Top 20 Outsourcing Award

IBM was also recognized for its leadership in outsourcing for the ninth consecutive year. The award was given to IBM based on the following criteria:

  • Industry visibility, innovation and impact
  • Capability to deliver multiple types of training services
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Strength of clients
  • Geographic reach

Want to see more? Go to the IBM Training website to see how IBM is leading in the development and delivery of IT training.

Global Knowledge, IBM’s Global Training Provider, wins a Leadership Award

Rounding out the award winners at this year’s event, Global Knowledge was recognized for its leadership in training, repeating its 2015 success in this category. Global Knowledge achieved the award for its excellent performance in the following categories:

  • Thought leadership and influence
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Breadth of programs and range of audiences served
  • Delivery methods offered
  • Company size and growth potential
  • Strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Experience serving the market

IBM presents its Open Badge Program story at TICE 2016

Open Badges are quickly emerging as an important component of a holistic accreditation program, providing a nano-credential to show that a person’s skills are up to date. At TICE, IBM presented its success with Open Badges, showing a case study which brings to life what happens when you merge credentials and recognition with social media, like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. The session used real data to show the audience how to design, manage and measure the success of an Open Badge program.

Want to see how Open Badges work? You can earn an IBM badge by completing a selected activity, like a free online course in BigDataUniversity.com, participating in a Bluemix function, completing select IBM certifications, contributing todeveloperWorks or passing a course at one of IBM’s Global Training Providers, including Arrow, Avnet and LearnQuest.

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David Leaser is the senior manager, innovation and growth initiatives, for IBM’s Training & Skills organization. Leaser developed IBM’s first cloud-based learning solution and is the author of a number of thought leadership white papers on talent development, including “Migrating Minds” and “The Social Imperative in Workforce Development.” Leaser has trained more than 4,000 clients and developed more than 30 technology training manuals and video tutorials. You can reach David on LinkedIn or Twitter @david_leaser.

IBM is actively helping the world solve the talent gap, and our content development, outsourcing and the IBM Open Badge Programs are examples.

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