December 17, 2014
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HCC gives local companies access to top corporate training and development programs
(Hagerstown, Md.)— Hagerstown Community College’s Continuing Education and Business Services Division has partnered with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to make its leadership, workforce, and customer service training programs available to local companies.
The collaboration with DDI, a global human resource consulting firm widely recognized for leadership and management training programs that improve employee performance, gives the Washington County business community access to first-rate programs.
“This partnership allows HCC to contribute to the business growth and success of the tri-state region by providing the best training and development resources to area companies,” said Stephanie Hurd, business recruitment specialist and program manager at HCC.
According to Hurd, HCC can create customized training packages and programs for employers, allowing relevant DDI curriculum to be tailored to a client’s unique needs. Examples of previous trainings include courses from DDI’s Interaction Management: Exceptional Leaders series for students in the Mid-Maryland MOVE Training Program and a customized leadership program for the Washington County Government that combines DDI courses with HCC’s own curriculum for front-line supervision.
“DDI is happy to work with education partners like HCC in order to give business clients access to the same development content that is used by Fortune 500 and large, multinational
companies,” said Jane Whitmore, manager, strategic education channel, DDI. “DDI has trained more than 17 million leaders, and [the skills they’ve learned] have influenced the work lives of more than 220 million employees worldwide.”