Understanding the effectiveness of training is crucial. Companies need employees that can come into the organization and "Hit The Ground Running". This book explains how together; Academia, Industry and Associations that support both were able to make a significant contribution to the local industry demand for prepared talent. ERP skill sets learned by students in these classrooms mirror what's required in complex operations. This type of prepared employee allows the company to reduce waste, time, money and distractions from their production and organizational responsibilities. Together we can make a difference in preparing students with what industry needs in their new employees using ERP. Companies pay handsomely for their ERP, they need a workforce capable of using it correctly. Being competitive, efficient, and effective while providing the right product, at the right price, at the right time, enables a company to sustain a competitive advantage in this globally competitive environment today. Having this knowledge and skill as a student upon graduation has proven to be a distinct advantage when applying for and entering into the workforce.