Acquia Launches Global Training Program for Drupal Designers and Developers to Support Explosive Market Growth

Woburn, MA – April 15, 2010-- Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, today announced the launch of a new, global training program for Drupal designers and developers. Acquia will develop and maintain a relevant and timely curriculum addressing a wide range of Drupal design and development topics. Training and coursework will be provided directly to customers by Acquia’s network of partners. Leading development and design agency Chapter Three has signed on as Acquia’s first Drupal training program partner.

“Drupal’s fast growth means there’s a huge demand for knowledgeable Drupal users at all levels, but the relative scarcity of training resources could hamper the pace of Drupal adoption,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. “As the enterprise guide for Drupal, we felt the Acquia Training Program was a must have for the industry.”

Drupal Training Program Details:

  • Acquia will develop curricula on a variety of topics including platform development and Drupal site design.
  • Partners will be accredited through the program and offer coursework and training directly to Acquia customers globally.
  • Chapter Three will begin offering courses immediately using curricula already successful with their current client base. Acquia will work with Chapter Three and other partners to expand, update and improve curriculum over time.
  • Acquia is currently recruiting training partners and interested organizations can submit a request at http://acquia.com/training

For more information on Acquia’s Drupal training program, please visit http://acquia.com/training

Organizations interested in signing up for training or to become a training partner can follow updates on Twitter @Acquia.

About Acquia
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit: http://acquia.com. Download Acquia Drupal, the completely free Drupal distribution, at http://acquia.com/downloads.

About Drupal
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over two million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more. Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal, including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology. For more information, visit http://drupal.org.

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