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Training Camp Launches SteppingStone Program to Help IT Professionals Gain Valuable and Affordable Training in Down Economy
Free Training, Travel and Exam Discounts Make Training for a Better Future More Affordable
Philadelphia, PA, 5/12/2009 - Training Camp, an award-winning developer and provider of IT training programs, today announced the launch of its SteppingStone program featuring special training packages and discounts designed specifically to address the needs of unemployed IT professionals in today’s economy.

"In the current economic climate, we know that investing in training can be the last thing on the list for IT professionals who are facing an uncertain future,” said Christopher Porter, CEO of Training Camp. “But, maintaining applicable skills and current certifications is crucial to ensuring a more promising employment future. SteppingStone is designed to make career-building training more accessible and affordable, given the state of the economy."

The SteppingStone program consists of the following components:
  • Free training opportunities including webinars, seats in upcoming classes, and online resources for unemployed professionals.
  • Special GSA contract pricing extends the discounted GSA price to trainees who are unemployed and participating in state-assisted retraining programs through the Workforce Investment Act and other retraining benefit programs. This expands the number of Training Camp programs accessible to unemployed trainees at a significantly reduced price.
  • Free hotel accommodations are available to unemployed trainees who must fund the cost of training themselves. This minimizes the cost of training while providing a strong incentive for students to participate in Training Camp’s award-winning, on-site, boot-camp style training.
  • Exclusive programs with Training Camp strategic partners, including Sun Microsystems, International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)2 and Microsoft, afford students special pricing for certification exams, including some for free.

“There truly is no better time to invest in the kind of valuable training and certifications that can help improve your marketability and ensure that your resume rises to the top with up-to-date skills and technical knowledge,” Porter said. “We’re all in this together, and we want to help kick start the recovery by offering these special programs.”

Training Camp’s intensive residential programs enable trainees to realize immediate benefits, achieving certification in as little as two weeks, versus a protracted 2-day a week program taken over six months. Certification exams are available immediately upon completion, while the information is still fresh, greatly enhancing the certification success rate.

Training Camp’s unique accelerated learning model allows students to learn faster and retain information longer through a boot-camp style, full-immersion, distraction-free environment. With an exclusive blend of mixed visual, auditory and kinesthetic-tactual delivery systems, Training Camp’s proven Lecture|Lab|ReviewTM model is the most efficient and effective way to learn.

Through a customized educational process, tailored to students’ individual learning styles, Training Camp provides enhanced retention through accelerated learning techniques that focus on long-term memory and deliver the highest exam passing percentages in a fraction of the time. Each Training Camp experience includes a deluxe accommodations package, breakfast and lunch, unlimited beverages and snacks. For more information about Training Camp’s SteppingStone program, visit

About Training Camp
Training Camp is the recognized leader for providing accelerated learning courses that offer information technology professionals rapid skills transfer and accelerated time to competency. Training Camp's programs cover the industry's most in-demand vendor and vendor-neutral certifications for information technology. Training Camp, founded in 1998, is a privately held company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. To learn more, visit


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