New Training Partnerships and Alliances (November 2022)

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

  • Diversified global education organization Kaplan is partnering with Amazon to make comprehensive career and academic advisement support services available to the 750,000 hourly Amazon employees in the United States. Supporting Amazon’s Career Choice upskilling program, the partnership includes career coaching, college advising, and specialized career services.
  • TiER1 Impact acquired XPLANE, a global design consultancy that helps large organizations clarify, communicate, and activate their vision. Collaborations will be created to co-market both organizations’ professional development services, XPLANE’s Studio X and TiER1 Performance Institute.
  • Axcel, a professional education business specializing in buying, building, and operating education companies, formed a partnership with EduMind, a global education and training provider specializing in professional exam preparation for engineering, architecture, project management, nursing, and other professions.
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.