Training Magazine Recognizes American
Company Ranks No. 94 on Training Top 125
(Oklahoma City, OK) – American Fidelity Assurance Company (AFA) is the only Oklahoma Company on the Training Magazine Top 125 list, ranking No. 94. This is the eighth consecutive year that AFA has been included on the list that recognizes companies that provide excellent training and development programs.
In its application for the Top 125, AFA pointed out a program new to the Company for 2011 that helps Colleagues earn their college degrees onsite. Through an arrangement with the Oklahoma City Community College, enrollment services, guidance counseling and classes are offered onsite. Basic courses such as English and math are provided free to Colleagues, while other courses qualify for the tuition reimbursement program.
AFA also offers onsite training to all Colleagues, ranging from courses on Customer service to computer skills. Leadership development classes are also available, along with a mentorship program. Colleagues can also receive assistance in obtaining industry certifications and can meet with a career development specialist to discuss what specific training options they should take to pursue the next step in their careers.
“To continue to grow both as individuals and as a Company, it’s important that we never stop learning,” said Bev Wood, Manager of Talent Management. “As nearly 50 percent of our positions are filled internally and our average tenure is over 10 years, it’s imperative that we provide learning and career development opportunities to our Colleagues to keep the Company moving forward. Our training programs are vital for our continuing success.”
Training magazine's annual awards program recognizes employer-sponsored training and development. The judging is based on an extensive application process and is based on many factors, including financial commitment, programs offered, metrics measured and methods of evaluation.