To us, student evaluations are one of the most important influences helping to
shape our training policies and decisions. We treat them seriously and pay them
The Evaluation Process
Students complete our 27-point evaluation form after each class. The evaluation
forms are meant to seek objective student responses about the following:
The completed forms are then sent on to our home office for review by the
President, the Account Executive, and the instructor. Their reviews act as
guidelines for determining instructor, course content and course material
- Instructor ability and performance, including real-world expertise and
- Course content, with emphasis on how that content will help in job performance
- Course materials, with emphasis on their value to future on-the-job reference
Overview of a Year of Training
The evaluation data are analyzed regularly to provide a precise and
complete picture of how much students value Themis training and areas for
improvement. This analysis includes responses to both closed- and open-ended
statements and questions.
We use a 1- to 5-point Likert scale for many statements (1 strongly disagree to
5 strongly agree). Averages per instructor, course content and course materials
per statement are then computed, with a running tally compiled for each class
and cumulatively for all classes.
For example, during this timeframe and on a scale of 1 to 5, Themis instructors averaged
better than 4.50 on statements pertaining to their expertise and communications
skills. We understand the importance of student evaluations, and this is why we
apply rigor to their reviews and analysis.
|What Students and Clients Have
to Say About Themis Training
Unlike some other training vendors, as a company policy, we only publish
testimonials when we receive exclusive permission to do so from their authors.
The following quotes are simply meant to give you a third-party perspective of
how others value our training.
About Themis Instructors and Materials - Born to
"Tom was a real subject matter expert in MQ with a great deal of real world,
practical experience. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting
to learn MQ."
Vish Daivangaperumal, State Teachers of Ohio
Jim made the course extremely interesting by integrating his knowledge with the
course material to show real life situations. He strongly recommended we know
items for future reference...so we knew what to keep on top of with the mass of
information supplied during the week."
Steve Sazin, State Street
"This class was one of the best I have taken in my professional career."
Howard Shapiro, Anixter, in reference to a DB2 UDB for z/OS & OS/390 SQL &
Application Programming class.
"Great class! Great Instructor! I can't say enough about the level and quality
of this course and the material."
George Willard, Information IT Consultant
State of Maine Bureau of Information Services
"The class was very informative. The materials were easy to use. The instructor
did a great job of presenting the material."
Deanne Upshaw, Student
Department of Defense
"He is a natural teacher as well as a subject matter expert. He not only
understood and answered the questions being asked - he understood why the
questions were asked and gave additional information.
He treated every student with respect and went out of his way to provide other
resources for us. One example of this is the fact that he produced a CD for me
with the IBM Redbooks relating to a question I asked in class."
Barbara L. Klein, Manager, Education and Development
"Instructor is excellent. I'm going to take him up on his remarkable offer to
respond to my questions by email."
Tim Cundiff, Student
About Themis Training Reports - Only Available
"Thanks for the nice summary. I saw the original feedback form, but your tidy
presentation made the results all the more striking. Many thanks to you and
instructor Jim Gemza for this extraordinary performance."
Name Withheld By Request
Fortune 500 Company
"I really appreciate the roll-up and especially the graph. They help me get a
very quick understanding of how the class went overall. At every conference that
I attend and present, I mention that you're the only vendor providing this
400+ Course Offerings:
|DB2 for z/OS
|DB2 for Linux, UNIX, Windows
|Structured Query Language (SQL)
|Java, Java EE, Frameworks and OO Design
|Mainframe - Assembler, COBOL, MVS/JCL, REXX, SAS
|HTML, XML, Web Services and SOA
|WebSphere Application Server
|UNIX, C, C++
|PowerBuilder / InfoMaker
|Microsoft - .NET, SharePoint, SQL Server