As a St. Louis based computer training company dedicated to an ongoing commitment to our community, Premier Knowledge Solutions and our employees are proud to work with a number of local non-profit organizations. Our employees volunteer, sit on various committees, and even spear-head their own non-profit organizations in order to help improve our community and the lives of individuals in need.
At our computer training facility, our employees and instructors are also taking steps to improve our community by adopting green and environmentally friendly business practices. For example, in the last six years we have recycled over six million pounds of materials from our St. Louis computer training campus. Our company and our employees believe that by doing our part to promote a green business environment and to help local St. Louis area non-profit organizations, we can improve our community overall.
Green Business Efforts at Our St. Louis Computer Training Firm
Premier Knowledge Solutions is devoted to our attempt to become an environmentally friendly computer training company. Therefore, at our St. Louis computer training campus, we take the following steps to help achieve this goal:
- Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle: All of the Premier Knowledge Solutions computer training employees are encourage to reduce their paper consumption by reusing erroneous copies as scratch pads and encouraging the use of email over printed materials. Additionally, we encourage instructors and employees to recycle all paper instead of throwing it away when they are finished with it.
- Purchasing Recycled Materials: All of the paper used by our St. Louis computer training office is made from 60% recycled paper.
- Recycled break room products: All of the materials found in our break room (cups, lids, paper plates, napkins, utensils) are all made from at least 40% recycled materials.
- Power Down Electronics & Lights: When leaving an office or classroom at our computer training facility, our employees are asked to turn their computers, printers, and desk lights off. We also encourage the use of Energy Star approved electronics whenever possible.
- Printing Course Materials Locally: When printed course materials are required, our computer training instructors will have these materials printed locally to eliminate unnecessary long-haul transportation.
- Recycling Plastic, Aluminum, & Paper Products: At our St. Louis computer training campus, all plastic, aluminum, and paper products are recycled and the proceeds are reinvested into the local community.
- Toner and Ink Cartridge Recycling: Our computer training office in St. Louis recycles old toner and ink cartridges through Dell’s corporate responsibility program.
- Responsible Computer Disposal: When the computers from our St. Louis computer training campus reach the end of their life cycle, they are sent to a local computer store to be recycled, repurposed, or reused.
Instructor & Employee Community Involvement Efforts
The employees of our computer training firm have chosen to focus their involvement and charity work largely between two main charities, while also maintaining membership and volunteering roles within numerous others. The main charities with which our computer training company is involved include the Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS and Big Brother Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri.
Foundation for Children with Atypical HUS
This organization is directed by Premier Knowledge Solutions’ CFO, Bill Biermann. The non-profit organization is propelled by three main goals:
- To raise monies in order to fund medical research
- To develop information and support materials for families affected by the disease
- To increase public awareness through education
With over 27 core members and 600 yearly participants in various fundraisers, including many of our computer training facility staff, this Foundation is growing and spreading its message. Fundraising activities that benefit this organization include an annual Trivia Night and Shop-Til-You-Drop days. Premier Knowledge Solutions also sponsors several “Casual Days” throughout the year to raise money for this cause as well.
Other non-profit organizations and charities with which our company and computer training employees are involved include:
- The Catholic Youth Council Volleyball & Basketball
- Susan G. Komen
- March of Dimes
- American Heart Association
- St. Louis High Performance Volleyball Club
- The Rolland Williams Youth Lifeline Foundation
- Connect With…
- River City Professionals
- St. Louis Users Visual Basic Group
- St. Louis Novell Users Group
- IAMCP- St. Louis
- AFCEA: Air Force Communications & Electronics Association
- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)