Training magazine Announces Its 2022 Training APEX Awards Winners

The rankings of the leading organizations that excel at employee training and development will be revealed at the Training APEX Awards Gala February 28, 2022, during the 2022 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.

APEX Awards

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

The 2022 Training APEX Awards Winners (in alphabetical order) are:

AAA Northeast

Applied Materials, Inc.


Argo Group

Arizona Public Service

Ascend Federal Credit Union

BankWest, Inc.

Bass & Associates, P.C.

Bell and Howell

Birmingham Water Works Board

BKD CPAs & Advisors

Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.

Cardinal Health


CBE Companies, Inc.

CCA Global Partners

CNO Financial Group

Coast Professional, Inc.

Collaborative Solutions, LLC

Compass One Healthcare

Concentrix Corporation


Core & Main

CVS Health

Edward Jones

England Logistics LLC.

ESL Federal Credit Union

Ferguson Enterprises

Fisher Investments

Gables Residential

Gilbane Building Company

Hackensack Meridian Health

The Haskell Company

Hayes Locums

HD Supply


HMTX Industries

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington National Bank Inc.

International SOS


Kimball Midwest

Kin + Carta

Kraft Heinz

Lam Research

LaSalle Network

Mariner Finance

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

Medical Solutions

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Microchip Technology Inc

Mohawk Industries

MTM, Inc.


Nebraska Medicine

New York Life

NYC Health + Hospitals

One Nevada Credit Union

O’Shea Builders

Panda Restaurant Group

Paychex, Inc.

Penn Station East Coast Subs

Persistent Systems Ltd.

Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Pilot Company

PPD, Inc.

PPS Insurance Company Ltd




Security First Insurance

Servus Credit Union

Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Signature Consultants

Southern New Hampshire University



State Compensation Insurance Fund

Sundt Construction


Transworld Systems Incorporated

Two Men and a Truck International

Uber Freight

Union Pacific Railroad

University of New Mexico Hospitals

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Valley Bank

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Visa Inc.

VyStar Credit Union

Walden Security

WellSpan Health

Western Southern Financial Group


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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.