Partnerships and Alliances (March 2023)

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

  • Emtrain will serve as Cisco’s exclusive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) training partner for a global initiative that will provide anti-discrimination and inclusive culture training and analytics to the company’s partners and suppliers. Called “Building Skills for a Conscious Culture,” the training currently is being piloted with select suppliers.
  • SAP SE is committed to upskilling 2 million developers worldwide by 2025 by tripling free learning offerings on the SAP Learning site, partnering with learning platform provider Coursera Inc. SAP is launching an entry-level professional certificate on Coursera.
  • CeriFi acquired Checkpoint Learning and West LegalEdcenter from Thomson Reuters Corporation, expanding its professional licensing and continuing education offerings across the accounting, tax, and legal sectors. With these two acquisitions, CeriFi now partners with more than 5,000 financial and legal employers and 200 institutions of higher learning that have enabled more than 1 million individuals to obtain professional licensure.
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.