Benchmark Learning's Eric Garrison Interviewed by CIO Magazine

Benchmark Learning's Director of Learning, Eric Garrison, Provides Insight to CIO Magazine on Closing the IT Talent Gap

Jun 27, 2013, 15:08 ET from Benchmark Learning

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, CIO Magazine senior writer, Rich Hein, published the article, "How to Close the IT Talent Gap," online. Eric Garrison, Director of Learning at Benchmark Learning, was one of the IT experts interviewed for and featured in the article, which spoke to the benefits of skills analysis assessments to measure proficiency and lack thereof in an organization.

Garrison says he was glad to have the opportunity to highlight the absolute importance of conducting a thorough skills assessment, and the benefits of involving a third party training center. With sixteen plus years in the IT and business education and training industry, much of which has been focused on career analysis, Garrison is recognized as a maven in the subject of transforming talent.

"Working through a third party organization like Benchmark Learning can help facilitate dialogue between managers and their employees. This is a critical element of the skills analysis assessment process that managers often struggle to initiate, whereas Benchmark can start a conversation, assess strengths and weaknesses, and directly tie the results to educational investments," says Garrison.

Benchmark Learning, based out of Minneapolis, specializes in working with IT and business professionals to close the gap on the skills they need to be successful for the future. As Garrison explains, "It is the delivery of a prescriptive plan that makes all the difference in the timeframe and success of a program."

CIO Magazine is one of the highest revered information sources for the modern day IT and business professional. To read "How to Close the IT Talent Gap," and more of Rich Hein's work, visit online. To learn more about Benchmark Learning, please visit

About Benchmark Learning

Benchmark Learning is an award winning education services company, delivering education on IT, ITIL, Development, Business Analysis, Project Management and Leadership Development.  Its world-class educators teach the skills needed to help define and build individual careers for their students and maximize technology investments for organizations. For more than 35 years, Benchmark Learning has been continually improving its offerings, events, assessments, employees, technology and facility. Since 1992, Benchmark Learning has been a certified Microsoft Partner. Benchmark distinguished itself in the marketplace by becoming the first Microsoft Gold learning partner in North America. A commitment to excellence and student success has earned Benchmark Learning prestigious honors and global recognition as a premier education provider among Citrix and Microsoft communities.

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