SOURCE: Avanade

February 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Training Magazine Names Avanade as One of Top Global Training Organizations for 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) -  Avanade®, a business technology services provider, has been recognized this year as No. 97 of the top 125 global training organizations for its employee training programs by Training Magazine. This is Avanade's second consecutive year on the list, based on the company's work in delivering high quality training programs to its employees. The ranking represents the ongoing success of the company's programs and its ability to establish company-wide best practices for employee training and development.

Training Magazine's annual Top 125 list ranks companies that have demonstrated best practices of employee-sponsored training programs for its staff. Companies are evaluated in several benchmark categories including training program and scope, tuition reimbursement programs, human resources and the connection between training and tangible business goals. More qualitative judgment looked at the level of innovation and successes of employee training programs and how strategically linked the programs were to the companies' overall business goals.

Mahnaz Javid, senior vice president of Global Learning and Development at Avanade, said: "Supporting our employees' training and career development is a top priority for Avanade and a core reason we are known as one of the best companies to work for. We offer the best-in-class learning opportunities across the Technical, Business and Professional, Delivery and People Management, and through several different & creative delivery channels including Second Life. We actively encourage our employees to take advantage of the rich array of training and professional certification programs at their disposal at our AvanadeU to support their individual development goals as well as to sustain Avanade's growth. This recognition reinforces Avanade's commitment to having the best trained consultants in the industry and to deliver business results on the Microsoft platform for its customers."

The official results for Training Magazine's 2011 Top 125 list were revealed on Feb. 7 at the Training 2011 Conference & Expo in San Diego, Calif. For more details on the award, please visit Training Magazine at

About Avanade
Avanade provides business technology services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Avanade's services and solutions help improve performance, productivity and sales for organizations in all industries. The company applies Microsoft expertise from its global network of consultants, drawing on the right mix of onshore, offshore and nearshore skills, which together are designed to help deliver results faster, at lower cost and with less risk. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and serves customers in more than 20 countries worldwide with more than 12,000 professionals. Additional information can be found at

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