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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota

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New Horizons Computer Learning Centers among the list of Top 20 Training Centers!  Read more and see the other winners at

In Minnesota, the New Horizons Center is located in Edina MN.  We offer a variety of educational services, including community involvement through user groups/seminars/conferences, Instructor Led Training, Remote Instructor led training, Assessments to customize a training path to your specific needs and budgets, Mentored Learning and more. 

Here's the article:

Training Industry reviews companies that provide IT training services and conducts assessments to determine suppliers' experience and capabilities. As part of our commitment to the industry and service to our community members, Training Industry is announcing its' annual list of "Top 20 Companies in the IT Training Industry” to help buy-side organizations searching for the right training partner.  

The 'Top 20' list recognizes the leading IT training companies for their high quality of services and comprehensive capabilities. The primary goal for publishing this prestigious list is to provide corporate, government, and training executives with a directory of highly qualified, successful, and proven training partners.

Selection to this year's "Top 20 Companies in the IT Training Industry" was based on the following criteria:   

    • Commitment to the IT training industry
    • Industry recognition and innovation
    • Talent of corporate leadership and professional staff
    • Revenue generated or company size
    • Potential for growth in IT training services
    • Strength of clients
    • Demonstrated leadership in shaping the IT training Industry
    • Geographic reach

“We are pleased to announce’s First Top 20 List for the IT Training market.  IT Training represents one of the largest content segments of the training industry. According to the 2008 ASTD State of the Industry Report, IT Training accounts for as much as 10% of corporate spend for learning services. Our list of Top 20 companies highlights the best in class organizations focused on the IT skills marketplace.’s review committee worked to ensure for a comprehensive view of the IT training sector to include tools, equipment and software training companies that demonstrate outstanding capabilities in the design, delivery and management of training services. Companies recognized are those that focus on the business of learning and lead the pack in their approach.”  Doug Harward, CEO, Training Industry, Inc. 

The 2008/2009 Top IT Training Companies list is intended for you, the buyer of training services, to help in your procurement process when evaluating a vendor.  Consistent with Training Industry, Inc’s mission to create a more efficient marketplace for learning, we hope you find this list an aide to your selection process.  As always, we are interested in your feedback.  Feel free to drop us an email at

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 5:17 PM | Back to top

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