Concurrency University Graduates First Class, to be Featured at 2015 Microsoft Convergence Conference

Author by Ted Wentzel

Milwaukee, WI — January 23, 2015 — Concurrency’s innovative program for young professionals, Concurrency University, has graduated its first class and is gaining recognition in the industry. Kate Weiland, Director of Human Capital Management, and Heather LaPorte, Resource Manager and “Concurrency U” Coordinator, will share details of the program’s design and successful first year at the upcoming international conference Microsoft Convergence 2015. The Microsoft Convergence conference, which gathers leaders to explore business solutions, will convene in Atlanta from March 16-19. Concurrency University gained regional recognition this month in Minneapolis, where Kate Weiland presented outcomes from the program in a meeting at Microsoft’s offices with Microsoft staff and partners. Concurrency University is structured to give entry-level employees valuable hands-on experience and specific skill development as they work toward becoming top-flight Concurrency IT consultants. Program members shadow employees in Concurrency’s Sales, Program Management, and Delivery departments to learn functions and procedures across the firm. Members also work closely with Solutions Leads on internal initiatives and external client projects. To help program participants achieve their goals, the Concurrency University program features a set of checkpoints meant to ensure the curriculum’s success in establishing the skills necessary to be successful. “Concurrency University gives young professionals experiences they can’t obtain elsewhere, especially in such a compressed timeframe,” said Kate Weiland. “The program is designed to center on helping participants become truly ‘people-ready’ as well as technically literate.” For more information about career paths, visit http://www.concurrency.com/careers. About Concurrency Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. architects and integrates across all Microsoft enterprise platforms: SharePoint, System Center, Lync, Exchange, and Dynamics CRM, both on-premises and in the cloud. Concurrency specializes in helping clients with their transition to the cloud, specifically Office 365 and Azure. As a consulting organization, Concurrency helps clients realize more value from their technology investments and increase business productivity by delivering creative solutions that consider people, process, and technology needs. Microsoft has recognized Concurrency with multiple partner-of-the-year awards, including 2014 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in Management and Virtualization; 2012 Microsoft Content Management Partner of the Year; 2012 Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year; and 2012 & 2011 Microsoft Midwest Area Partner of the Year.
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Ted Wentzel

Director of Marketing