Global Knowledge Named to TrainingOutsourcing.com's Top 20 Companies in the Training Outsourcing Industry Fourth Year in a Row
CARY, N.C. - July 11, 2007 - Global Knowledge, the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology (IT) and management professionals, has been named to TrainingOutsourcing.com's 2007 list of the Top 20 companies in the training outsourcing industry for the fourth consecutive year.
According to Dr. Jim Hanlin, Chief Marketing Officer of TrainingOutsourcing.com, the criteria for selection to the 'Top 20' list was expanded this year "to ensure that the most deserving and accomplished companies were recognized for their high quality of training services and comprehensive capabilities. Special attention was given to the use of best practices in learning analytics and evaluation methods as well as demonstrated strategic alignment of training BPO services with client business goals. "
"Our customers rely on us for training solutions that deliver measurable results across the spectrum of learning services, including strategy and alignment, instructional design and content development, needs assessments, administration, and worldwide delivery, " said Michael Fox, Global Knowledge senior vice president. "Being recognized by TrainingOutsourcing.com for the fourth year in a row is a continuing validation of our commitment to training excellence."
The company's core IT training is based on mature and strong relationships with Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, and Red Hat. In the past year, the company has added more vendors to its list of strategic training partnerships, including, IBM, CA, HP, and Sun. In addition, the company's business training products offer rapid skills development for project management, professional skills, and business process learners.
"Global Knowledge is clearly an industry leader in the development and delivery of product and customer training and is poised to assume the position of an elite provider of comprehensive learning BPO services," said Doug Harward, CEO of TrainingOutsourcing.com. Because of the diversity of services included in training outsourcing engagements, no attempt is made to rank the 'Top 20'.
Recently, Global Knowledge announced its status as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS) in North America, an extension of the position already held by its EMEA operations. The company is also the world's largest Cisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP), following its acquisition of Azlan Training in 2006.
About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the largest privately held provider of training and enterprise learning services for information technology (IT) and management professionals. The company offers a broad array of hands-on IT, project management, and professional skills training featuring proprietary core and custom curriculum, as well as content from leading companies, including Cisco, Microsoft, Nortel, and Red Hat. Delivered in classrooms, at private facilities, or over the Internet, Global Knowledge has helped Fortune 500 companies, organizations and government agencies leverage learning to turn knowledge into productivity for employees, customers, and channel partners. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,100 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. For more information visit www.globalknowledge.com.
TrainingOutsourcing.com is a Web-based knowledge community dedicated to the training outsourcing industry. The site is a forum where executives and outsourcing suppliers can collaborate to improve quality of service, enhance economic viability in the industry, facilitate business partnerships, and provide job opportunities for training professionals. For access to the TrainingOutsourcing.com press release, please visit www.TrainingOutsourcing.com.