ACT Acquires KeyTrain12/16/2010
Acquisition will Enhance Work Readiness System
ACT, Inc. announced the enhancement of the ACT Work Readiness System to include new training and curriculum offerings from KeyTrain. The system is designed to help job seekers, employees and employers identify skill gaps and improve their workplace skills. The ACT Work Readiness System is a comprehensive, evidence-based solution to support skills advancement and workplace success. The five components include job analysis, assessments, training and curriculum, certification, and research and analytics.
The talented people and assets of KeyTrain become part of ACT effective December 15, 2010, to provide quality training and curricula and contribute to ACT’s mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. Thinking Media of Chattanooga, Tennessee, developed and marketed this skills gap training curricula under the KeyTrain® brand for more than a decade. With this acquisition, ACT will own the KeyTrain product portfolio and benefit from the talented staff, including instructional designers, programmers, Web developers, writers, consultants and sales representatives operating nationwide.
“This is a significant addition for our Workforce Division” said Jon Whitmore, ACT chief executive officer. “KeyTrain leadership and employees have built a solid business with a long history of success, providing quality training curricula and services in support of ACT workforce solutions. We look forward to a successful integration of their people and products as we continue to address workforce challenges in the global marketplace.”
“KeyTrain has long been a valued partner of ACT,” added Martin Scaglione, president of ACT’s Workforce Development Division. “Adding the talents and products of the KeyTrain team to ACT will greatly enhance our established Work Readiness System. We consider KeyTrain the premier source of training and remediation programs to close skill gaps and upskill the workforce using ACT’s WorkKeys® system and the National Career Readiness Certificate.”
Thinking Media president Sheila Boyington stated, “This marks a logical evolution of the excellent work our team has done for many years and a recognition of the exceptional relationship we have maintained with ACT. We look forward to continuing to provide outstanding service to our clients and to expanding our offerings under the ACT banner.”