The tech industry is in a boom period, with opportunities cropping up everywhere. Technology and methodologies are constantly changing, driving IT professionals to work overtime to hone their expertise. It’s forcing business owners to put enormous energy into building a more robust learning culture in their companies.
Wiley offers knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice, and education. Through its partnership with IT Learning Platform and IT training company ITPro.TV, Wiley strives to provide more interactive digital options for today’s technology-prone workforce. The platform will help IT students and professionals stay relevant and advance their careers, and help propel business forward.
Live streamed episodes offered by ITPro.TV, which are hosted by industry experts and available across multiple platforms, cover key IT topics. In its live broadcasts, ITPro.TV blends entertainment, humor and cutting-edge technology with IT education
It started with a training centre
Having made a successful, albeit difficult, transition from the transportation industry into technology, ITPro.TV CEO Tim Broom knows first-hand how tough it can be to make a career transition, even if the passion is there. He opened a traditional, “brick-and-mortar” training centre in Florida. After 15 years of growth, Broom started ITPro.TV with instructor Don Pezet to deliver online information technology instructional videos in a talk show format.
Broom and Pezet were aware of the evolution of learning from the classroom to the web, and were frustrated both at the lack of vendors creating new content and that old content wasn’t being updated frequently enough. They took matters into their own hands by becoming a source of empowerment for people around the world. Ultimately they ended up selling their local business and committing to ITPro.TV full-time.
The platform’s objective is to create new content daily and create value for students wanting to break into the field as well as experienced professionals looking to hone their skills to keep up with industry demands.
As ITPro.TV broke $1million in sales in its first year and reached $10 million this year, it is clear there is a demand for supplemental classroom learning. The secret to the platform’s success is evolution and the interactive nature of the lessons that are transparent, authentic discussions hosted by subject matter experts that engage and entertain.
“Our emphasis is on security. Because it changes daily, we are the only platform that provides up-to-date content on security, the challenges and how to fix the problems. We want to be that resource for the customer, and for the price-point we’re at, it’s less expensive and a no-brainer for all the benefits you get,” says Broom. “The shelf-life of an IT person is three years, and if you don’t have any training in this time. your skills become obsolete. That’s why it’s imperative that companies invest in their IT workers.”
Building a supportive workplace
ITPro.TV developed its courses specifically to help members keep their skills, certifications and industry knowledge relevant, with topic areas including CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft to Security and Cloud Fundamentals. ITPro.TV’s virtual labs, which allow you to explore and learn new software and operating systems, is for those keen on improving employee performance, building employee confidence, and fostering a supportive workplace.
By offering live shows, interactive chat with hosts, a complete course library, practice tests, and virtual labs, ITProTV gives their members the confidence and knowledge they need to earn vendor-recognized IT certifications.
“I’m thankful for the team at Wiley,” said Broom. “They are interested in their customers and are empowering the world with knowledge. They’re beside us on that mission, and their support has meant a lot to us.”
With members in 127 different countries, and rolling out 150-200 new videos every year so there is never any shortage of searchable content that is transcribed and trusted, ITPro.TV is now being dubbed the “Netflix of IT learning.”
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