Gerber Scientific launched Gerber UniversityTM, a flexible training option for customers and industry professionals. The online education gateway is designed for users who wish to increase their proficiencies, learn new features and functionalities of Gerber's systems and software or gain industry knowledge and training while deriving maximum benefits from their software investments or career planning. At launch, Gerber University will focus on training offerings related to its YuniquePLMTM suite of product lifecycle management solutions. In addition, select AccuMark® pattern design, grading and marker making webinars are available through the portal. Content from other Gerber Scientific businesses will be available in the coming months.

The extensive collection of easy-to-use, self-paced content consists of bite-sized courses offering learners access to the information they need as quickly as possible. Because users are able to participate in and complete courses at their own speed and convenience, they are able to maximize their educational experience while minimizing costs.

"In today's fast-paced work environments, saving time is essential," said Elizabeth King, vice president, Software Customer Experience at Gerber's Yunique Solutions business. "We want to offer industry professionals more options for continuous education, including the ability to learn at their own pace. Students of Gerber University will be able to use online training in place of/or in addition to our traditional instructor-led courses to help ensure they maintain their competitive edge."

Today, technology is rapidly changing the landscape of learning. With "modular" learning programs, users and companies have a broad range of choices to supplement their existing knowledge base. For a company with high employee turnover, educating new employees can be time consuming and costly. With Gerber University, new employees can take advantage of:

• instructor-led, in-house training
• instructor-led, online training
• online, self-paced training
• ...or any combination thereof

Additionally, individuals who want to focus on improving their knowledge in certain areas can do so at their own pace from the comfort of their home or office.

King added, "Gerber University is brought to you by industry professionals with practical experience in design, planning, sourcing, costing, manufacturing, product development, software development, integrated apparel systems as well as adult education. We continually look for ways to leverage our knowledge, insight, and relations for the benefit of our customers. Over the coming months, our industry experts will help users of Gerber University achieve their diverse set of learning objectives."

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