New Training Partnerships and Alliances (July 2023)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.


  • Axcel Learning, a professional education platform backed by Alpine Investors, acquired ExitCertified, which provides instructor-led training both online via its live virtual training platform and in-person at training centers and customer locations. ExitCertified is known for its IT training solutions, including CloudCentrix, a training suite that simplifies how various cloud technologies automate the way organizations work.
  • Interviewing platform VidCruiter, Inc., acquired artificial intelligence (AI) startup Ingage Solutions. Ingage’s ethical AI technology helps improve interview performance, reduce the impact of bias, and contribute to more equitable hiring practices. Ingage was founded by Jamal Madni and Matt Davis at Stanford University.
  • Tundra, a staffing and total talent management provider, formed a partnership with CandidateX and TalentNet to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives within customer contingent workforce programs. By combining the power of CandidateX’s software with TalentNet’s intuitive talent community solution, Tundra empowers global brands to harness inclusivity data and insights.
  • MedCerts, a leader in online career training in allied health and information technology and a subsidiary of Stride, Inc., an education company that provides online and blended education programs, formed a new partnership with The George Washington University Hospital. Through the partnership, interested GW Hospital employees will be awarded scholarships through The GW Hospital Learning Academy to pursue careers as central sterile processing techs, pharmacy techs, and patient care techs at GW Hospital.
  • Degree apprentices from 14 major businesses, including Jet2 and Visa, are joining new strategic skills partner Corndel’s inaugural BSc (Hons) Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Business Management.  Corndel’s new higher education initiative, Corndel College London (CCL), also will launch a BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeship in September 2023, with a specific focus on data analysis for business professionals. Developed in partnership with businesses, the apprenticeships include personalized coaching from academic and industry experts.
  • SourceNow, a global leader in contingent talent solutions, announced the acquisition and unification of its subsidiaries: Distinctive Workforce Solutions, Distinctive Personnel, and ManageRight Technologies, under the leadership of its CEO, Jean-Paul Renard. SourceNow now owns and delivers proprietary vendor management software, managed services, temporary staffing, professional services staffing, and CDL Class A Transportation Schooling. It is supported by a marketplace of more than 1,000 global staffing suppliers.
  • Traliant, a provider of online compliance training solutions, acquired Clear Law Institute, a privately held company that specializes in compliance training, investigations training, and other compliance services. The acquisition aims to expand Traliant’s portfolio of online compliance training courses and services, covering topics such as ethics and code of conduct, data privacy and security, harassment prevention, diversity and inclusion, and workplace safety. Traliant also launched a new course that addresses whistleblowing in the workplace. “Whistleblowing: The Importance of a Speak-up Culture” provides organizations with the tools to educate employees on the basics of whistleblowing, the types of concerns that can be reported, and how to identify the appropriate channels for reporting concerns. In addition, Traliant announced an update to its “Handling Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace” compliance training course with information on the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that went into effect June 27, 2023.
Edited by Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.