NetCom Learning Announces October Sarder Scholarship Winner

Top Quote The latest scholarship recipient, Tonie Cox, will use the award to pursue IT skills that will aid her in a career in landscape architecture rendering. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) December 14, 2011 - NetCom Learning recently announced the winner of the October Sarder Scholarship. Tonie Cox will use her $2,500 scholarship to further her IT skills in order to combine technology and landscape design.

    Cox hopes to work in landscape architecture at a civic scale, designing public spaces like parks and plazas. IT skills come into play in her goal of creating mixed-media renderings that use AutoCAD for drafting and hardscape design, hand rendering for color and planting design, and Photoshop for lighting effects and text. Cox said this technique seems to be the future of landscape design, but it's still cutting edge.

    "Very few people have mastered this technique, but it is an excellent marriage of technology and art. I believe that having this skill would give me a competitive advantage in this difficult economic climate," Cox said.

    Each month NetCom Learning awards another student the Sarder Scholarship to pursue an IT career or to upgrade IT skills. Named after benefactor Russell Sarder, author, entrepreneur, and Chairman and CEO of NetCom Learning, the award often eliminates the financial obstacle facing some students.

    Sarder said that many students want to continue with their IT studies, or perhaps they are looking to start a new career but are inhibited by cost.

    "The Sarder Scholarship is a significant step in the IT careers of these students because it gives them the encouragement to go forward and pursue their goals," Sarder said.

    The Sarder Scholarship is open to individuals of any background or skill level and can be used for any of the IT industry courses NetCom Learning provides. To find out how to qualify for the Sarder Scholarship, visit

    About the Sarder Scholarship
    Named after its benefactor, Russell Sarder, NetCom Learning's Sarder Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship given monthly to an individual wanting to start or advance a career in the IT industry. For more information on the Sarder Scholarship, visit

    About NetCom Learning
    NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 95 percent of the Fortune 500, serviced over 23,000 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 55,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training. NetCom Learning was recently recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America, NetCom Learning was also named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by

    The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.

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