“The PIE program is exceptional! My faculty enjoyed the material presented and were motivated to incorporate the techniques demonstrated. I recommend this program to other school directors with confidence.”
Director, McCann School of Business and Technology
“I used the “Active Learning” CD at our in-service and it was very favorably received. Your company has done a wonderful job of presenting the material in an informative and interesting manner.”
Director of Operations, South Hills School of Business and Technology
“The Customer Service seminar and the Motivating the Adult Learner (PIE) program are top notch. Our faculty and staff were impressed and felt that they were given new and useful skills that they would be able to implement on a daily basis.”
Owner/Executive Director, Laurel Business Institute
“As a professional development coordinator who spends a lot of time developing methods modules for PTI instructors, I found the PIE Program to be a great help. Not only was the concept research there, but it was presented in interactive formats. I also like the idea of using the CD in a group or individual setting. I could present the material to a group of teachers and supplement with my own material. Or, if we didn’t have the opportunity to lead a group session, teacher could still complete the training on their own.
The modules received favorable instructor reviews. The modules are well organized with vivid examples our instructors could relate to and interact with. The use of colorful graphics and fun exercises to reinforce concepts kept them interested along the way. Since the information is geared toward adult students, we can directly relate to the challenges addressed and suggested techniques offered in the modules.
Training Masters is an organization that is open to ideas and maintains excellent communications with its clients and partners.”
Pittsburgh Technical Institute
“Career Training Academy (CTA) has been a customer of Training Masters since 2005. The “Pursuing Instructional Excellence” (PIE) series is mandatory for all instructors at CTA. The CD-Rom-based program covers teaching techniques and strategies that enhance classroom instruction and provides professional development. All new and veteran instructors benefit from this program. We love it!
The KlickerZ training tool has been used in our classes – until our high school representatives decided to borrow it to “take it on the road” and include it in their presentations. It motivates the students to interact with the presenter and generates enthusiasm.
In addition, we implemented the STARS Campus Management system for all three campuses because it has the flexibility of retrieving data that we need for our various regulatory reports and student statistics and record-keeping. The query system allows us to customize the information we need.
We have just instituted the PlanetGRAD product and are very excited about it. This is an online placement system that connects alumni, employers and upcoming graduates. Employers can post job openings that our grads can access. It also allows graduates to post their resumes and portfolios for employers to view.
Training Masters continually enhances their products and will customize features if needed. We are very pleased with our relationship with Training Masters.
C. M. Ryba
Director, Pittsburgh Campus of Career Training Academy
“I would highly recommend Dr. Rita Girondi as a motivational presenter. Rita has a unique ability to read her audience and adapt a presentation to get it moving into a positive direction. She is very upbeat, energetic, and uplifting. She promotes unity and teamwork in a non-threatening environment. You are awesome!”
L. J. Doty
Director of Marketing, DuBois Business College
“You presented an outstanding in-service program! I hope the directors of our schools have you present in-service sessions in the future.”
Instructor, McCann School of Business and Technology
“The presentation was very informative and gave me some new ideas to try in the classroom.”
Instructor, McCann School of Business and Technology
“Thank you, Doc Rita, for the wonderful presentations you have brought to our faculty here at Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia. You are able to capture their attention from the very beginning and keep them involved and participatory throughout the entire presentation. Your professionalism combined with your practical yet focused delivery method keeps my instructors motivated and always looking forward to return visits. I think the real key to success in these sessions is that we have found a fantastic delivery system with Training Masters and Rita Girondi combined with our dedicated faculty who thirst for more ways to connect with their students. As always, the proof is in the implementation of the various ideas and systems in the classrooms and the evaluation of their success. Rita is never shy in asking on each and every follow-up visit for feedback from the instructors. She will religiously ask them if they have tried the new ideas, methods, approaches and technologies from the last session, and revisits, reinforces or revises those concepts for improved success in the future. Thank you gain for the meaningful contribution you have made toward our faculty’s development.”
Director of Education, Lincoln Technical Institute, Philadelphia
When used in the group setting with the presenter mode, the “PIE” program uses “KlickerZ,” the classroom response system designed by Training Masters. KlickerZ has multiple uses in the school including classrooms, orientations, career service session and more! KlickerZ is very successful in high school recruitment programs, as our client schools share here.
“I use Training Masters’ KlickerZ and The Plastic Piranha program. Students love the KlickerZ. The presentation is very interactive and it works so well in the classroom setting. Students are definitely learning from the Piranha and they love the music. They are getting pre-approved information in the mail, and they are so excited about having $5000 of credit available. All of the information in the Piranha program is timely,” Cheri said. “I like how at the end the system shows what percent each remote got right. Most of the scores are low, between 20-30% right, which means that the high school students aren’t very well informed about the use and abuse of credit cards and they need to be. Also, the system is very easy to set up. With needing to be mobile in the high school going from room to room, this is very important.”
High School Presenter, Herzing College -Burmingham
“Our high school admissions program has never had such a positive response as we have with Training Masters’ KlickerZ and The Plastic Piranha. We have definitely increased the number of presentations we give because the high school teachers have passed the word along to other teachers. The teachers and counselors have pointed out that they like the interaction. Our presenter is not just standing there talking. Today it’s all about
Director of Admissions, Career Training Academy