Typically, a need to learn your company’s computer system might land you in a web architecture class with employees from 10 other companies. However, educational institutions are becoming more flexible and creative with their offerings to businesses, which has resulted in programs like the “Kroger Web Academy,” which Kroger employees attended this summer.
Developed through a partnership with the University of Cincinnati, the academy trains employees with common problems to address specific company needs.
Rajan Kamath, academic director for the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Executive Education, says most of the center’s new offerings are custom design solutions for specific company problems.
Tristate options for professional training are expanding to offer customized classes and business coaching, whether the need is for a particular skill or a streamlined company strategy. In addition to increasing course offerings, local technical schools are offering customized training for businesses, and universities are developing executive education centers for business consulting.

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