Training to YOU was founded by Tim Smith in 2003 as an Arizona corporation. Although Training to YOU itself has existed over 10 years, its roots as a corporation in the Phoenix market reach back to 1986 with the foundation of the training company, Training à la Carte. The CEO and founder of Training to YOU, Tim Smith, was a lead account manager for Training à la Carte, and when they elected to close their doors in 2003, Mr. Smith purchased the assets and launched his own training company, Training to YOU, Inc.
Training to YOU began as a corporate and government training provider and in 2005 became a licensed private school with the Arizona State Board for Private Post-Secondary Education. It enrolled its first student in the fall of 2005. Training to YOU is on the Arizona state contract as a provider for application and technical training. Through the state contract, we provide training to several state agencies and to some local municipalities that are able to purchase our services through the state contract. This contract allows state agencies and local governments to purchase directly from Training to YOU without the need to collect separate bids for various training needs and requests. A copy of the state contract is available at the Training to YOU facility.
Our Owner’s Story: From Golf Instruction to Career Advancement
Tim Smith, owner and founder of Training to YOU, transitioned his life in 1998 from professional golf instruction to business and career advancement training. Tim improved the success of golfers throughout Arizona as a PGA professional golf instructor from 1986 through 1998, and then he felt the calling to embrace the new arena of career training. Tim stated, “I loved the education piece of golf, but wanted to take it to the next level by training people for their professional careers.” Asked why he created a private post-secondary school he stated, “I’ve always enjoyed helping people advance themselves both personally and professionally. That’s why I created Training to YOU.”
Other Awards and Events
Training to YOU has been a Microsoft Partner and a Certified Partner in Learning Solutions since 2005. In addition, Training to YOU is currently a testing center for Certiport, Pearson VUE and National HealthCareer Association. Training to YOU is a registered education provider for the Project Management Institute. Training to YOU has been recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as a Top 10 Computer Training School in the Phoenix market. Training to YOU also received the Phoenix Business Journal prestigious Volunteerism Award in the category of Community Stewardship for its commitment to volunteering and giving back to the Phoenix community. Training to YOU has been awarded the State of Arizona contract for employee training. Training to YOU takes great pride in both its status in the community and its loyalty to the Phoenix area community as a whole.
The Training to YOU Mission Statement:
“Training to YOU advances client success through relevant, verifiable learning that enhances and sustains individual and organizational performance.”
The Training to YOU primary educational objectives:
- Provide students with an excellent educational experience as measured by program completion rates, retention, and student satisfaction scores.
- Provide students with the relevant knowledge as measured by certification examination pass rates.
- Provide students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in their individual fields of interest, as measured by placement rates.
The Training to YOU core values:
CELEBRATE: Successes of students, clients, and employees
ENGAGE: In personal interaction and ownership of the learning process
GROWTH: Cultivate an environment to reward integrity, productivity, respect, and advancement
BALANCE: Emphasize and model a balance of work, life, family, and faith to our employees
EXCELLENCE: Continually improve educational quality, operational processes, and client/student satisfaction