Christchurch-based IT company Datasouth has partnered with the Organisation Development Institute to provide technical training workshops for organisations in the Canterbury region. “Training is an under-utilised way for organisations to improve the value they get out of their IT investment, which is particularly important in the current economic environment,” said Hayley Bryan, Datasouth’s CEO. “In our work we often see a need for organisations to upskill their staff so they have the right knowledge to use existing systems more effectively,” she added. Datasouth has provided training for customers in the past but is looking to broaden the offering.
Training will be provided from a location in Canterbury Technology Park. For ODI director Nicky Trainor, this partnership will provide Datasouth customers with an invaluable learning experience. “Datasouth is a Microsoft Gold partner with a state-of-the-art computer lab at their premises in the Canterbury Technology Park, while ODI has the experience and capability of providing high quality professional training workshops based on real user experiences,” said Trainor. A total of 15 in-depth three-hour Microsoft courses will be available from March 2011. More details can be found at www.development.org.nz.