I’m a fan of the period drama “Mad Men” on AMC. In one way, it’s an interesting look at how work was done during the turbulent 1960’s. In a recent episode from the series, the firm just bought their first computer—it was huge and boxy and took up its own room! All in all, it has the power of a modern calculator. How far we’ve come since then! The rapid development of technology, including the devices we use on a daily basis, has changed the way many of us work. While the battle for our attention with these devices is constant, these technological advances have shown to help boost our productivity. In fact a recent NY Times article noted that from 1973 to 2011, worker productivity grew 80 percent. Along with this boost, there is a creeping complexity to the work we do. Since we have more powerful tools, it is expected that we can do more things in accomplishing our projects and goals at work. This means we have to know how to use the new technology better. Often, the difference in getting a promotion or an opportunity is your working knowledge of the software and tools needed to get a job done. So how can you demonstrate your understanding and set yourself apart in the labor market? One of the most time-efficient and cost-effective ways is to get the right training. The Career Training Programs from 360 Training provide a hands-on, practical experience with today’s technology in the workplace. Our business programs, from Customer Service and Administrative Assistant all the way to Business Administration, teach a solid foundation in the important office software tools used by the majority of businesses today. In addition to learning how to use these tools, these programs also include the context and etiquette related to these tools so you can have a solid understanding of how business and technology work together. This type of instruction ensures you can quickly get up to speed in any modern office environment. 360training also provides courses in the QuickBooks Accounting software, as well as specialized in-depth instruction for a variety of IT certifications. These programs range from computer forensics to CCNA networking technology, A+ computer repair, web design, Microsoft and Oracle databases, as well as understanding how to secure servers from hacking attacks. It really is amazing to look back and see the leaps and advances of technology and how it has changed the workplace. You have so many more options now to explore with career paths, and we want to help find the right training program to match your interests and talents. Check out our programs and talk to an admissions advisor today for the personalized, practical help only 360training can provide.