ProsoftTraining Announces Merger- Trinity Learning
ProsoftTraining, which offers the popular Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) certification, has announced that it has entered a plan to merge with Trinity Learning Corp. to create a global learning company. After the deal closes, Prosoft will change its name and corporate identity to Trinity Learning Corp., while it will retain its existing brand names and identities in its current markets.
According to Robert Gwin, chairman and CEO of Prosoft, the merger will more than double the size of the company and will help establish international channels for existing content and certifications. “As a truly global learning company, we will be able to play a major role in extending the value of certifications to new industries, customers and students around the world,” he added.
After the transaction, the combined company will have an expanded international sales organization and a more comprehensive portfolio of workplace-learning-related products and services, including IT and computer training. The combined company will have operating subsidiaries or sales offices around the world in the United States, Australia, South Africa, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
ProsoftTraining offers a line of content and certification products and services for IT professionals. The CIW certification, a professional-level job-role certification for IT professionals, covers skills in Web site design and e-commerce, network administration, security, application development and programming. Prosoft also owns the ComputerPREP line of technology training content. It has partnered with various organizations to help develop and implement industry-specific certification programs.
Trinity Learning offers learning, training and certification products and services such as online accredited degree programs and safety, health, environment and quality training, serving corporations, governments, organizations and individual learners.
The merger transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2004, pending approvals and various closing conditions. For more information, see http://www.prosofttraining.com or http://www.trinitylearning.com.