Training APEX Awards 2024 Rankings

Training magazine's 24th annual ranking of the top companies with employer-sponsored workforce training and development.

Building on its #1 ranking last year, architecture, engineering, and construction firm The Haskell Company once again earned the top spot on the 2024 Training APEX Awards list. Haskell and the three companies ranked next—Transworld Systems Incorporated (#2); State Compensation Insurance Fund (#3); and Paychex, Inc (#4)—are now eligible to be inducted into the Training Hall of Fame in 2025 after achieving Top 10 rankings for four consecutive years. Applied Materials, Inc., broke into the Top 5 for the first time at #5. Some 26 newcomers earned a spot on the list this year, the 24th year in a row this publication has ranked the top companies of employer-sponsored workforce training and development.

Each Training APEX Award applicant was measured on quantitative (73 points) and qualitative (53 points) data. Factors influencing the rankings include: Training tied to business goals • Kirkpatrick Level 3 (behavior change) and 4 (business outcomes) results • Training budget • Training delivery methods and innovation. An outside research and statistical data company, under Training magazine’s guidance, scored companies on quantitative data supplied by the applicants. Then, Training’s editor/ publisher and the Training Hall of Fame judges qualitatively reviewed the applications.

The 2024 Training APEX Awards winners light the way for engaging, innovative, and continuous learning. We salute these shining stars for their stellar accomplishments and dedication to helping their employees and organizations grow and succeed—today and tomorrow.

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Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. 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.