Thursday, August 26, 2010
Reverse Auction Training in the College Classroom: Roanoke Online Partners with a Local University to Provide Valuable Training for Procurement/Selling Careers
One of the things all business schools struggle with is how to provide valuable, up-to-date business skills/knowledge to their students. Thus, as the head of the Reverse Auction Research Center (http://reverseauctionresearch.blogspot.com/), I was thrilled to learn of the partnership that has been fostered between Roanoke Online (http://www.rfqhosting.com/) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to give their students in purchasing and marketing classes a competitive advantage in today's job market by training them in how to use reverse auctions - both from the buyer's and the seller's perspectives. You can read the details about this innovative initiative - which enables students to use the same reverse auction platform (RFQHosting) that Roanoke Online offers today - in the article below:
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO FOSTER LEARNING AND PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A COMPETITIVE EDGE
As Curtis Wynn, the President and CEO of Roanoke Online, recently remarked:
"The training we provide is beneficial to future buyers who will use reverse auctions to obtain competitive pricing and sellers who will need to know how to respond to reverse auctions in a way that doesn't price their companies out of business. By being introduced to this subject during their undergraduate studies, students are better prepared to demonstrate knowledge of a critical component of supply chain management during the interview, when they are hired or when they start their own businesses.”
So, kudos to these innovative leaders at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and to the management of Roanoke Online for partnering to help give students a "leg-up" as they begin their careers in procurement. And, if you'd like to learn more about this undergraduate training curriculum, simply contact Curtis Wynn at Roanoke Online by emailing him at this address (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).
From the Reverse Auction Research Center (http://reverseauctionresearch.blogspot.com/).
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