My involvement with North Lake College for CONEXIS is as VP of IT.
It was essential to have
great training for my employees.
They're always looking for training and advancement in technology as well as
just personal skills.
Use of Excel, use of Office, use of other things that are offered.
So, all the
courses are very beneficial.
But, the courses specifically in technology, Visual Studio, ITIL recently has
been extremely good for our group.
We continue to drive standards like ITIL at CONEXIS, so training, formal
training makes a big difference and helps them advance.
They feel more confident in their job, and you know,
expand in their abilities to be successful in their job as well.
We have supported COBRA and Direct Bill FSA,
so these are things that we've been a third party provider for very large employers for many, many
Recently with the Affordable Care Act, we've expanded our business, and we work with the healthcare
exchanges for the various states.
We're providing billing for insurance carriers and to all the constituents
in those states.
So our scope has increased tremendously.
And so, being knowledgeable of healthcare, of
insurance, of what is offered today by the Affordable Care Act is very important.
And we have a very large
software department in this company.
It's really, about 25% of our company is IT.
So we do a lot of
software development and we're, we're a key essential part of CONEXIS.
Well North Lake, we've certainly known
about North Lake.
A lot of our students were, a lot of our employees were students of North Lake
But the grant, the Texas grant of course, enabled us to offer a lot more to our employees than we
could before and greatly increase the, the breath of our offerings through our training programs.
So that was
our entrance to really a much deeper experience with North Lake that has been great over the last few
Very, very beneficial.