Partnerships & Alliances - March/April 2015

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

>> Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi- Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, adopted Axonify’s e-learning platform to drive knowledge, values, and expectations to its more than 70,000 associates. Axonify will enable Bi-Lo Holdings to tie learning to metrics including revenue, customer service scores, and shrink rates.

>> EXIN, a global exam institute delivering vendor-independent examinations and competency assessments, was named a strategic partner within AXELOS’ Strategic Partner Scheme for delivering its Global Best Practice accreditation and certification services. This will enable EXIN to further extend current delivery of AXELOS’ proprietary portfolio of ITIL (IT service management) and PRINCE2 (project management methodology) exams worldwide.

>> Canadian coaching and training organization Erickson Coaching International teamed up with learning technology company Growth Engineering to launch the new online academy for The Art & Science of Coaching. Erickson’s new Online Academy is a next-generation educational portal using Growth Engineering’s gamified social learning management system (LMS).

>> Jacksonville University formed a collaborative relationship with Brainspires Inc. to address a key skill gap facing many college graduates: verbal communication ability. JU and Brainspires will hold a series of seminars to help students gain verbal communication strategies and techniques.

>> Pearson partnered with Becker Professional Education, a provider of CPA exam preparation materials, to provide access to exam preparation content that helps learners earn CPA credentials. Beginning in July 2015, Becker’s content will be integrated within Pearson’s MyAccountingLab for Intermediate Accounting.

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