Meet Our Team
APT Corporate Training Services (APTCTS) is part of the APT Global (APT) family. APTCTS represents the non-credit side of Electric Power and Telecommunications training and consulting services. Please refer to APT College (www.aptc.edu) for information regarding our degree programs.
The APT Global family was founded in 1993 by Steven W. Blume to offer electric power and telecommunications training to people who are eager to stay current with technology, promote in their careers by enhancing their knowledge, skill and abilities, or are simply interested in these growing high tech industries. APT offers career-oriented courses, professional certificates and college degrees. APT also provides corporate services such as Job Task Analysis, Gap Analysis of training programs to industry best practices, and consulting services to bring a Systematic Approach to Training needed to assure a companys training programs comply with industry expectations.
The mission of APT is to provide industry leading certificate and associate degree programs in Telecommunications, Electric Power, and Renewable Energy to industry and entry-level personnel through distance learning and in combination with in-residency modalities. APT is committed to service excellence and to helping students advance their educational and professional goals.
Steven S. Blume
In 2003 APT became a Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accredited institution that is recognized by the US Dept. of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In March 2004 APT became recognized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as a continuing education provider who adheres to NERC Continuing Education Program Criteria. In 2012, the APT Global family was created to keep up with its mission statement. Since the institutions inception, APT has gained the reputation as being the premier technical training provider for telecommunications, electric power, and renewable energy training.
APT aspires to be the preeminent technical training in the fields of Telecommunications, Electrical Power, and Renewable Energy. APT endeavors to encourage students to strive for excellence in fulfilling their academic and professional goals. Through continued evaluation of industry trends, APT aims to meet and exceed the technical training needs of the future.
Students will successfully complete the required courses prescribed by their elected Program of Study.
Student performance will be evaluated via course assignments, examinations, and hands-on laboratory assessments.
Students must maintain positive academic standing.
Students achieve the majority of their learning goals at a distance.
The curriculum is designed using a hybrid approach, which combines the independent distance learning with face-to-face or webcast sessions. During the distance learning portion students use the eLearning tools available via the APT eLearning Portal, along with provided course materials, to master the course learning outcomes and complete several activities for assessment. Webcast or face-to-face sessions where students meet with an instructor are used for review and mentoring purposes. Where applicable, face-to-face sessions are also used to complete hands-on labs.
APT Founder having a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Power, a graduate minors Degree in Managerial Sciences, and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis in Telecommunications
the Executive Director of Operations, is a recognized industry professional with over 30 years of management experience with AT&T in labor relations, human resources and remittance processing
Director of Accounting and Administration, is an inactive Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of managerial experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, benefits and payroll, human resources and cash management.
Director of Academics, holds a PhD and a Laureate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy. Dr. Maiello has worked in the telecommunications field for 10 years since leaving the University of Rome.