Chesterfield County has earned international recognition for the sixth consecutive year by placing 16th on Training Magazine’s Top 125 for 2012, an annual ranking of organizations with employee-sponsored workforce training and development. Chesterfield County has risen in placement over the six years and has been ranked in the top 20 for the past three years at 12th in 2010, 19th in 2011 and 16th this year.
The Top 125 rankings are based on a myriad of benchmarking statistics such as training, investment, number of training hours per employee, learning goals, course evaluation, learning measurement and workplace surveys, as well as a range of factors including the scope of development programs and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives. Each application is scored both quantitatively by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively by Training Magazine editors and training professionals from the Top 10 Hall of Fame. This year, the application included a stronger emphasis on learning metrics to validate the transfer of learning.