By Daniel Kobialka
On June 11, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and CareerBuilder announced a strategic partnership to create and develop comprehensive online solutions for corporate career training and development.
"This partnership represents a new model for meeting the education and training needs of corporations and their employees in Indiana and across the United States," John F. Cady, executive director of Kelley Executive Partners, said in a press release. "It combines the rich intellectual capital base of the Kelley School of Business with the expertise in human capital management of CareerBuilder to provide employees and employers with best-in-class training solutions."
Rosann Spiro, executive director of the Kelley School's Center for Global Sales Leadership, noted that sales training is crucial for students who want to succeed in today's corporate world. As part of the collaborative effort, CareerBuilder and the Kelley School will focus on developing world-class tutorials that could help pupils for years to come.
"An estimated 50% of college graduates start their career in sales. Very few of these graduates have any sales training when they enter the workplace and, as a result, the majority fails during their first year on the job," Spiro said. "This poses an enormous cost on those employees and on their employers. This partnership is a way to begin to remedy that situation."
According to an IU news release, the Kelley School will also host an entrepreneurship event on July 1. During the session, students from 20 countries across Europe will be able to learn about how they can use business knowledge to alleviate poverty, foster economic development and build global communities.