FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lorri Freifeld, Editor/Publisher, Training magazine
Minneapolis, MN (November 29, 2022)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals, today announced the winners of the newly rebranded Training APEX Awards (formerly the Training Top 100), which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the leading organizations will be unveiled during a black-tie Gala to be held February 28 during the 2022 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. In addition, United Wholesale Mortgage will be inducted into the Training Hall of Fame after earning rankings in the top 10 for four consecutive years.
“As COVID-19 continues to spark change in our professional (and personal) worlds, we made the decision to rebrand our Training Top 100 to the Training APEX Awards to reflect the winners’ journey to attain peak performance in employee training and development and organizational success,” explains TrainingEditor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld. “This rebranding gives us more flexibility in terms of the number of winners we can name and allows us to maintain the credibility of the program so we are not putting organizations on the list that did not meet the minimum scoring threshold for training excellence. We salute these best-in-class organizations for their laser-focused commitment to learning and development, their brilliance in continuing to successfully deliver training despite the ongoing pandemic, and their unwavering belief that Training Matters—and not only can it change the world, but transform it.”
The APEX Awards ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics and a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including:
- Total training budget
- Percentage of payroll
- Scope of training programs provided
- Detailed formal and informal training programs
- Training linked to business/business unit goals
- Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 evaluation
- Business outcomes resulting from training
All applications are scored by the Training Hall of Fame members and Editor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld.
In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the March 2022 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all the winners will appear in the issue and online at www.trainingmag.com.
The 2022 Training APEX Awards Winners (in alphabetical order) are:
Applied Materials, Inc.
Arizona Public Service
Ascend Federal Credit Union
Bass & Associates, P.C.
Bell and Howell
Birmingham Water Works Board
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
CBE Companies, Inc.
CCA Global Partners
CNO Financial Group
Coast Professional, Inc.
Collaborative Solutions, LLC
Compass One Healthcare
Core & Main
England Logistics LLC.
ESL Federal Credit Union
Gilbane Building Company
Hackensack Meridian Health
The Haskell Company
HGS Inc., USA
Huntington Learning Center
Huntington National Bank
Kin + Carta
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
Microchip Technology Inc
New York Life
NYC Health + Hospitals
One Nevada Credit Union
Panda Restaurant Group
Penn Station East Coast Subs
Persistent Systems Ltd.
Personnel Board of Jefferson County
PPS Insurance Company Ltd
Security First Insurance
Servus Credit Union
Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
Southern New Hampshire University
State Compensation Insurance Fund
Transworld Systems Incorporated
Two Men and a Truck International
Union Pacific Railroad
University of New Mexico Hospitals
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
VyStar Credit Union
Western Southern Financial Group
Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 55-plus years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group. For more information about the 2022 Training Conference & Expo, please visit: www.trainingconference.com.