SOURCE: Ascendis Learning Connection

Ascendis Learning Connection

October 04, 2010 16:10 ET

Drake Resource Group Introduces Ascendis Learning Connection

Ascendis Learning Connection Aligns Employees' and Employers' Goals

HAWTHORN WOODS, IL--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) - Employers striving to grow their businesses in these economic times face new challenges in retaining talented employees and organizational intelligence. With a surge in retirement of baby boomers, looming mergers, cutbacks and employees' career restlessness, firms are threatened with a loss of institutional knowledge that will be difficult to replace.

To guide employers in meeting the needs of and retaining their valued workforce, Drake Resource Group created Ascendis Learning Connection. This web-based learning portal offers real-world know-how through professional development products and courses from proven experts. Busy professionals can now access courses on-demand, with offerings ranging from basic business skills to marketing to leadership. Learners can build their knowledge through individual courses or create custom learning tracks, all available 24/7 from any high speed internet connection.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners especially benefit from the innovative and creative solutions provided through Ascendis Learning Connection. Targeted training and access to industry experts that were previously unfeasible can now be accessed efficiently and practically from any location.

Sue Drake, President of Drake Resource Group, explains, "We know that expensive custom learning solutions, seminars and travel have been significantly reduced or even fallen off of the agendas of many organizations. That's why we took the initiative to bring these valuable, top line learning experiences to them. As a nation, we need these growing organizations to thrive, and to do that their employees need to be equipped."

Previously, employees strove for longevity and the stability of tenure, and training was supplied based on what companies needed their employees to learn right now, for their current positions. But today's employees seek varied experience and often seek out their own learning experiences. The new training model involves a proactive approach to correlating employees' career goals with emerging internal opportunities and working with employees to build their knowledge and skills in these areas. Tapping into the knowledge and experts available through the Ascendis Learning Connection, employers are able to provide diverse learning opportunities in-house and retain their key talent.

About Ascendis
The Ascendis Learning Connection site allows organizations and individuals access to professional development resources in order to build (a variety of business skills including) productivity, marketing expertise and leadership skills. For more information, visit or call 847.540.0655.

About Drake Resource Group
Since 1994, Drake Resource Group (DRG) has created innovative learning solutions for hundreds of clients. In this changing business climate, we leverage the most efficient and effective technologies to engage learners from diverse backgrounds and experience levels. For more information visit: or call 847.540.0655.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz
    JJR Marketing Consultants
    (630) 786-6116 ext. 2
    Email Contact

    Interview contact:
    Susan Drake
    President and Founder
    Drake Resource Group and Ascendis Learning Connection
    847.540.0655 office
    847.751.0655 cell
    Email Contact