University College at Fairfield University enters into strategic partnership with Point & Click Inc.


University College at Fairfield University has entered into a strategic partnership with Purchase, N.Y.-based computer consulting firm Point & Click Inc. to deliver noncredit courses ranging from desktop applications to supervisory skills.

Point & Click's focus has been technology, whereas University College offers a wide array of organizational development courses. Now students can access both of these tools through one source, said Patricia Brunetti-Pivarnik, director of noncredit programs for University College.

University College will host an Open House, free and open to the public, on July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Fairfield University Alumni House to provide business professionals with information about Project Management skills needed today and in the future.

"We are hoping that this free breakfast seminar will expose many Fairfield County businesses to our new strategic partners and the Project Management courses we will now be able to offer," Brunetti-Pivarnik said.

The partnership will greatly benefit the customers and clients of both organizations, said Brunetti-Pivarnik. This joint venture will enable University College to offer project management and technology training classes to its clients, at either their corporate sites or on the Fairfield University campus. It will also enable Point & Click to round out its course offerings with business seminars such as Business/Technical Writing, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership, Management Skills, Meeting Management, Mentoring and Coaching Skills, Presenting with Confidence, and many others.

Point & Click has been delivering training to its clients in New York City, Westchester and Fairfield counties since 1995.

The company offers desktop application training for a variety of programs including Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Project, FrontPage, and many others. For Information Technology professionals, Point & Click also offers courses in XML, HTML, JAVA, Oracle, and .NET. Point & Click also has a full curriculum of Project Management courses such Project Planning and Control, Determining Business Requirements, Advanced Topics in Project Management and more. Point & Click has been very successful in working one on one with executives in assisting them with their computer training and consulting needs.

"We strongly believe that with this strategic partnership, both Point & Click Inc. and University College at Fairfield University will be able to satisfy the diverse needs of both organizations' clients and prospective clients. We look forward to a long and successful relationship," said Pat Chiappetta, vice president, Sales Development at Point & Click.

Point & Click's list of clients range from some of the Fortune 500's top companies such as Altria, Kraft Foods, Pepsi, Avon Products, PanAmSat, UST, and Bank of New York, to medium-size organizations such as Yale New Haven Hospital, Readers Digest, E&B Giftware and Pernod-Ricard USA. Fairfield University's University College hopes to brings its own extensive clientele, which includes the Bridgeport Board of Education, Cendant Mobility, Diagio, Federal Express, Purdue Pharma, Sikorsky and Transwitch.

The purpose of University College is to engage individuals, corporations and organizations with the University to help them meet their educational needs in today's knowledge-based, global economy. University College serves more than 15,000 students each year. One-on-one contact with fully qualified professors, access to first-rate facilities and technology, and a wide array of co-curricular activities and lectures give students many ways to develop new interests and expertise.

For more information regarding this announcement please contact Pat Chiappetta at Point & Click at (800) 465-4425 or Patricia Brunetti-Pivarnik at University College at (203) 254-4307. Media inquiries should be made to Dana Ambrosini, assistant director of media relations at Fairfield University, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726.

Point & Click has sometimes been called "the best kept secret for training in Westchester and Fairfield counties." Point & Click is the Tri-state area's premier independent integrators of technology training, consulting, and development services. Our mission is to provide our clients with quality computer training and consulting services. Point and Click Inc. has been serving the Tri-state area since 1995. We differ from our competitors by supplying better quality training at a lower cost. All of our clients receive personalized attention and we only allow our trainers to teach in their area of expertise. These factors lead to a higher level of customer satisfaction.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on June 27, 2008

Vol. 35, No. 320