|AITP Atlanta to Partner with Local Corporations|
|Written by Lisa Duke|
The Atlanta Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will be partnering with local corporations during 2007 to expose their workforce to information, training, and mentoring.
Information Technology is a fast-paced field, and often individuals within a large corporation loose their view of what is going on in the industry as they focus on day-to-day issues within their current job. This directly impacts the bottom line of the business when companies must then choose between paying for costly training or falling behind the competition.
In order to address this need, AITP Atlanta presents two speakers per month at their local chapter meetings.
These topics provide an introduction to cutting-edge technologies such as development on the BlackBerry platform, and exposure to concepts in the broader business environment such as trademarks, patents, and copyrights, and an overview of new products such as Targets reporting solution. By attending these meetings, IT staff can be kept abreast of important issues without significant cost or time investment for their employer.
In addition to the information presented monthly, meetings can also provide mentoring opportunities. Junior employees can receive advice from their more senior peers, and seasoned staffers will be able to mentor those who are new to the workforce. Those senior-to-junior relationships can increase career satisfaction and become a source of new, lower cost employee for their companies.