Pentecom, a Texas-based technical data consulting and document conversion company is expanding. CEO Kathy Rainbolt announced the company’s newest division – Pentecom University, is responsible for customizing training for the technical data and publication industry.
Pentecom University has a library of courses that can be tailored to each customer’s needs, including S1000D Overview, S1000D Authoring, S1000D Business Rules, XML Overview, S1000D Project Manager, and Illustrations and Multimedia.
Training programs are developed and backed by Pentecom’s recognized technical publishing industry experts, particularly as they relate to S1000D topics. “Our team has real-life experience with a variety of programs and software and brings best practices to each module,” said Rainbolt.
The company distinguishes its training by developing independent courses not tied to a specific software product. Options include remote with an instructor, self-led or in-person, and select monthly courses. The advantage of independent training is that it ensures students receive an unbiased understanding of the topic being addressed.
Pentecom University instructors also have the skill set to train on S1000D defense requirements and can adapt training for all branches of the military.
“There is a tremendous need for flexible training options, and we are responding to that,” added Rainbolt. “When it comes to training, we know there are elements that need more focus and possibly some that do not relate based on each individual customer. We are committed to truly customizing everything from content to the timeline.”
Jones added, “Our goal is to increase efficiency, shorten turnaround times and improve data quality, ultimately saving costs, as the entire industry strives to do more with less.”
A resident of Winchester, Ky., Jones joined Pentecom two years ago, initially working with the Technical Data and Consulting Division. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of South Alabama, and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from Trident University. Her resume includes nearly eight years of earlier experience in technical writing, editing and technical design.
Headquartered in Palestine, Texas, Pentecom specializes in technical data analysis and conversion. More than half of its 100-plus employees work remotely.