Victoria-based Sector Learning Solutions has unveiled a fresh new look and focus for its software training business.
“We’re very excited about our new brand,” says Sector Learning CEO Gerry Brimacombe, “but mostly we are excited about what these changes represent. Combining the depth of experience with leading-edge technology is an inspiring path forward for us that leverages our past to embrace the future of training.”
Along with its new branding, Sector announced an expansion of its on-line instructor-led ‘eClasses’.
“Travel is time-consuming and expensive, and the Internet allows people to connect with the click of a mouse,” says Kelly Marshall, Sector’s sales and marketing coordinator, “so rather than bringing students to the classroom, we are bringing the classroom to the students.”
Sector has been teaching Victorian businesses and government organizations how to better employ their office software since the early 1980s and evolves its offerings to focus on shifting technology trends, says Brimacombe.
Over the past year, Sector has stepped up its custom classroom training on Microsoft SharePoint, Office 2010, and Live Meeting. These are now all offered in the eClass format.
“In our business, change is inevitable … in fact, it is welcomed,” says Brimacombe, “so we adjusted our focus when the B.C. government stopped spending in 2008, and have survived thanks to our faithful clients and by building our health sector work and consulting services. We are definitely enjoying ourselves and our clients are as grateful for our help as we are grateful for the business.”
Unchanged, however, is Sector’s focus on running a values-based business that cares about clients, staff, and the community. Sector provides discounts to local business and government, and will now give non-profit organizations free seats in their paid eClasses.
“We have structured our eClass product to make the online experience at least as effective as our face-to-face sessions, and a lot more convenient,” says Brimacombe. “We are still connecting knowledge with need.”