Our 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 for achieving certification.
- Provide students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in their field of interest as measured by placement rates.
Longevity and Stability
TTY was founded in 2003, but its roots reach back to 1986 with the foundation of a corporate training company called Training à la Carte. TTY’s CEO and Founder (Tim Smith) was a Business Development Manager for Training à la Carte, and in 2003, purchased their assets and launched Training to YOU, Inc. Two years later, in 2005, TTY expanded its program offerings by becoming a Licensed Private Postsecondary school (Training to YOU Career Pathways) serving individuals seeking education focused on career advancement. Training to YOU Career Pathways is currently owned by TTY, LLC (an Arizona Limited Liability Company).
Training to YOU Career Pathways has established itself as a leader in Project Management and Information Technology training in the Phoenix marketplace. Training to YOU Career Pathways is currently an authorized testing center for Certiport and Pearson VUE.
Training to YOU Career Pathways has been recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Top 10 “Computer Training Schools” in the Phoenix market and has been named a “Military Friendly” School. Additionally, TTY received the prestigious Volunteerism Award in the category of Community Stewardship in 2009 for its commitment to volunteerism and giving back to the Phoenix community. TTY has had a contract with the State of Arizona for employee training since 2003. TTY takes great pride in offering its’ services to the Phoenix area community as a whole.
Our Owner’s Story – “From Golf to Computers”
Tim Smith, Founder & CEO of Training to YOU Career Pathways, transitioned his career from Professional Golf Instruction to Career Advancement training in 1998. Tim improved the success of golfers throughout Arizona as a PGA Professional Golf Instructor from 1986 through 1998 and then felt the calling to embrace the new arena of computer education. Tim states “I loved the education piece of golf, but I wanted to take it to the next level by training people for their professional careers.”
Training to YOU Career Pathways takes pride in our mission and our promise to our clients. Whether it is fulfilling an individual’s dreams of high achievement or helping organizations improve with increased skills and knowledge, our promise applies: Training to YOU Career Pathways advances client success through relevant, verifiable learning that enhances and sustains individual and organizational performance.
When an organization takes the time to state its promise and mission, there is often a need for more information. It is one thing to know the organization you are working with has a defined mission, however; we believe it is not only important to state the promise, but to also provide the critical proof showing how we can fulfill our promise to our clients:
We RAISE ™ the standard for Targeted Learning:
Relevant and globally recognized certification preparation training.
Accelerating careers quickly in the workforce.
Immersed hands-on learning with industry certified instructors.
Student focused environment with job placement assistance.
Excellent earning potential and expanded opportunities.
Our Core Values
Excellence: We continually improve Educational Quality, Operational Processes and Client/Student Satisfaction
Engage: Engage in Personal Interaction and Ownership of the Learning Process
Growth: We cultivate an environment to reward Integrity, Productivity, Respect and Advancement
Balance: We Emphasize and Model a Balance of Work, Life, Family, and Faith to our Employees
Celebrate: Successes of Students, Clients, and Employees