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Archive for January, 2010

Training Services has gone GREEN

Posted in Did you Know? on January 15, 2010 by

In an effort to cut down on wasteful paper consumption, ITS Training Services has discontinued the use of paper-based manuals for their courses. References to online materials are provide in lieu of printed materials.
The Saskatchewan Government website provides many useful tips for green-living in the workplace. Visit their website for more information: http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/gogreen
Some paperless workplace tips include:
– Avoid unnecessarily printing your documents: Retaining documents on your computer rather than in hard copy not only saves paper; it also saves on file storage space and keeps them right at your fingertips. If you travel, it also means less paper to carry with you.
– Set up your printer and photocopier to make two-sided copying by the default mode.
– If more than one person needs to look at the same document, when possible place a routing slip on the document instead of making copies.
– Avoid printing out emails you receive unless absolutely necessary.
– Get used to exchanging documents with colleagues via email instead of in hard copy. Either include your document as an e-mail attachment or, if the recipient cannot receive attachments, copy the text into the body of the e-mail.
– Set up and maintain convenient recycling areas for at least the following materials: paper, plastic, steel, aluminum, and glass. Post clear instructions as to what is recyclable on or near each container.

Boost Your Productivity in 2010

Posted in General IT Training on January 7, 2010 by

It is a new year, a fresh start and time to brush up on your skills. Training Services can help!
Many software users know how to use a program, but most do not know how to use it efficiently. Providing expertise over a broad range of software applications, the staff at Training Services can help you maximize your time spent in an application.
Starting with introductory courses and working in the advanced, participants can choose the appropriate level at which to start.
Visit the Training Services website for a list of current course offerings:
http://training.usask.ca