Learn iT! Announces New York Office and Partnership with CTG
Learn iT! and Corporate Training Group announce joint training venture in NYC called Learn iT! with Corporate Training Group.
Responding to market opportunity and customer demand for high-quality, customizable training, San Francisco’s Learn iT! and New Jersey’s Corporate Training Group, Inc. have formed a strategic partnership. The new enterprise – Learn iT! with Corporate Training Group – is based in New York City and will provide live, instructor-led training for Information Technology, End User Applications, Professional Development and Project Management.
The new company will have the capacity to deliver training through three different platforms –public classes at their 330 W. 38th Street location, on-site at client locations, and remotely, using state of the art technology (including webinars and remote conferencing) to connect students to live courses via computer.
Learn iT! is a San Francisco-based company that has provided IT and Professional Development training since 1995. It was founded by Walter Lembi – a local businessman who, after experiencing a very frustrating day trying to learn Microsoft Excel, decided a computer learning school was in order. His son, Damon took over as CEO in 1997.
“By partnering with Corporate Training Group, we are able to fulfill my father’s dream and establish a formal presence in New York City, the business capital of the world, “ says Lembi. “We trained over 250,000 workers in 2012, giving companies and individuals the opportunity to develop tangible skills that provide a solid return on their training investment.”
Corporate Training Group, Inc., with multiple offices in New Jersey, was founded in 1991 by Lisa Eyerkuss. Lisa, a trainer herself, realized the need for highly customized quality training for Fortune 500 companies in the Metro area and began CTG with this as her mission. CTG is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Woman Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). These certifications allow the firm to participate in government and corporate contracts with set-aside quotas.
“Our partnership with Learn iT! allows us to offer more training options,” said CTG President and CEO Lisa Eyerkuss. “Today’s businesses have diversified training needs. Having one company able to address those needs – through both in-person and remote platforms – positions us as a thought leader in the training industry.”
The partnership was the brainchild of a meeting at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. Lembi and Eyerkuss knew each other through their participation in the Mi-Training Partners consortium, and a chance conversation led to a series of meetings.
“It made perfect sense,” says Lembi. “Corporate Training Group has some of the best Microsoft Trainers in the world, and with us already being a Microsoft Gold Partner, as well as having the best Professional Development training team on the west coast…the synergy was obvious.”
Learn iT! with Corporate Training Group is currently open for business.
Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG)
Corporate Training Group’s instructors and consultants possess exceptional presentation skills and true business applicability using the software tools they present. CTG provides standard and client specific technical training, as well as end user training within Microsoft technologies, Global Migration training, and other vendor specific and proprietary applications.
CTG has enjoyed 22 years as an independent company and has multiple locations in the tri-state area. CTG President and CEO Lisa Eyerkuss has built an organization that provides business benefit and return on capital investments through a process of skills transfer and talent development.
Based in downtown San Francisco, Learn iT!, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, has served the training needs of businesses, government agencies, and individuals since 1995. CEO Damon Lembi drives a team that is dedicated to making learning efficient, valuable, and enjoyable.
Learn iT! also manages a carefully selected network of nationwide instructors, allowing them to provide training on a national scale or for major rollouts.
Learn iT’s business philosophy is driven to make life better for everyone they come in contact with. Employees and management share a commitment to innovation, teamwork, and purposeful action. They understand that Learn iT! affects the lives of all of those they serve, and they continuously remind themselves to remain accountable and treat others as they would like to be treated.