Fujitsu Education and Logical Solutions Training have been merged in a strategic move by Fujitsu Australia.
The new company, under the umbrella of Fujitsu, will be the Australian member of a worldwide training consortium, KnowledgePool.
"We aim to be as synonymous with training as McDonald's is with hamburgers," said KnowledgePool Australia's general manager, Alan Cory. "Through providing the best value, quality and appropriate training courses it will make us different from everyone else."
KnowledgePool Australia will deliver competency-based IT training solutions through a variety of mediums including online, intranet, and classroom training.
The company has also released a CD-ROM range, one product of which, a Japanese Kanji/English course, was developed in Australia in conjunction with Macquarie University in Sydney.
KnowledgePool plans to train an estimated 10,000 students per year, drawing on the resources of the other consortium members around the world, Amdahl Education, Peritas and Fujitsu Learning Media.
"The business of training and educating people using IT continues to be a growth industry," said David Ballantine, general manager, corporate strategy, Fujitsu Australia.
"KnowledgePool Australia will grow from incidental to dominant because of its ability to draw on the global consortium.
"Because it's vendor independent it is able to go and provide training to customers dominated by Fujitsu's competitors," he said.
KnowledgePool Australia training centres are in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.
Tel (02) 9367 8510 Fax (02) 9367 8555