NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning, is the founder of a nationwide learning movement and the inspiration for the company's moving video, "Love of Learning". This video tells the story of the company's purpose to promote education and lifelong learning, and has been selected as a finalist in the public relations nonprofit fund raising category by American Business Awards. The video touches on the inception of NetCom Learning's nationwide learning movement, Sarder scholarships for worthy students, and the new international program, Love of Learning which provides education in disadvantaged communities. In the video, Russell Sarder talks about how the promotion of lifelong learning is not a marketing strategy, it is the fundamental reason for the company's existence. As he puts it, "The purpose is part of our DNA." NetCom Learning staff and instructors voice their passion and understanding of the importance of learning.
The Stevie Awards from the American Business Awards are given to companies and individuals that bring positive contributions in the world of business on a worldwide basis. The Stevie Awards are one of the most coveted business awards in the world. The purpose of the awards is to raise awareness of exemplary organizations and individuals and to provide public recognition of these organizations' achievements. More than 200 top executives vote on the different categories of awards on an annual basis. Awards honor entire companies, specific departments or teams, individuals, products, reports, web sites and different types of media.
"We are so honored to have been chosen as a finalist by the American Business Awards for the Stevie Awards," said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning. "This recognition illustrates NetCom Learning's commitment to education and learning; we are proud of what we are doing and are very honored to be recognized in this way," said Sarder.
The Learning Movement and NetCom Learning's commitment to promote lifelong learning originates with Russell Sarder, the company's CEO. His passion for learning dominates his life and is at the center of his career as CEO. He is from Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, yet where all parents expect their children to excel in school. His love of learning was instilled in him at a young age. When he arrived in the United States he had little more than a few books and a couple of suitcases. He stayed committed to his education, and has been able to create growing multimillion dollar business where he gets to pass on his love of learning to others. An integral part of our nationwide learning movement is a series of short videos called "Learning Is..." where nearly a hundred people have shared what has inspired them in their lives, what learning has meant to them and why the concept of lifelong learning is so important to individuals and to the future of our world. Some of the interviewees include: Dan Hoffman, former CEO of M5 Networks, Inc.; Russell Stevens, former partner of SS+K which developed the Livestrong Campaign and Obama's 2008 advertising strategies; co-author of best-selling "Green to Gold", Andrew Winston; Kaplan College former President, Bill Rosenthal; President and CEO of Corridor Consulting, Inc., Russ Edelman; and Susan Davis CEO of BRAC USA.
The Sarder Scholarship Program
Since 2009, the Sarder Scholarship Program awards $2,500 scholarships to worthy individuals on a monthly basis. The program is open to individuals from any background or skill level. The scholarship can be used toward any NetCom Learning course. The program is part of NetCom Learning social philanthropy program helping to provide training for individuals who are struggling financially. The $2,500 scholarship may be all an individual needs to turn their life around, get a new job or a promotion. Up to today 35 individuals have received the Sarder Scholarship.
The Love of Learning Program
The Love of Learning Program is a recent initiative which is geared at providing primary level education to students in disadvantaged countries. The program is another way that NetCom Learning gives back to the community and is a central part of the company's purpose to promote lifelong learning. The Love of Learning program partners with BRAC USA, a nonprofit development organization that is committed to helping individuals become empowered and educated and to become successful businessmen and women. BRAC USA has helped more than 126 million people in more than eleven countries in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean with its educational, micro financing and community empowerment programs. The funding for the educational program comes from NetCom Learning donations based on the number of prepaid class registrations. Since the inception of this program, NetCom Learning has already helped sponsor hundreds of children's education. While this year, the Love of Learning Program expects to open thirty preprimary schools around the world.
Awards in 2012
In 2012, NetCom Learning was recognized in the learning industry for leadership, innovation and excellence. The awards include being named a Top 20 2012 IT Training Company by TrainingIndustry.com, chosen Company of the Year Best in Biz Awards 2012, the Top 10 Asian American Business Award, and the company was named to the Inc 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the country for the third year in a row. In addition, Russell Sarder's book, "Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner," was given an award in the motivational category by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group.
To learn more about the nationwide learning movement visit: http://mkt.netcomlearning.com/LearningMovement-Join.html
About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies Watch List by TrainingIndustry.com and was named "Company of the Year" by the American Business Awards.
The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning
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