New Horizons Learning Centers Closes the Skills Gap for Thousands of Business and Technology Professionals Through Acquisition of Productivity Point Global

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The investment marks another step in New Horizon Learning Center's pursuit to close the skills gap for corporate professionals, executives and managers across South Florida and the Caribbean

The skills gap is costing companies nearly $1 Million annually, according to the new CareerBuilder survey.

New Horizons Learning Centers of South Florida, a leading training provider with cutting-edge courses and learning methods built specifically for end-users, corporations, government, veterans, and individuals, announces today that it acquired Productivity Point Global (PPG), a training company that delivers high quality professional, business and technology skills training to corporations.

“Our choice to acquire Productivity Point Global is a meaningful step forward in our vision to expand our reach and provide best-in-class training aimed at helping corporations and individuals close the skills gap and increase proficiency through learning,” said Krista Wade, General Manager at New Horizons.

In fact, the data reveals that companies are experiencing rapidly shifting expectations for job roles and careers, including:

Managing Director of Productivity Point Global Amy Spears said the company had been looking for new ways to bring more skills and training to its clients. She found New Horizons particularly appealing because it addresses a real need to help upgrade people at all levels of a corporation with hundreds of course offerings and different learning methods.

“The exceptional service, expertise and coverage of certified instructors throughout the New Horizon’s network and strong capabilities in emerging technologies, security, and professional skills training, helped us choose New Horizons to scale with our rapidly growing customer base,” said Spears.

Spears will be joining New Horizons to work on bringing their clients into the New Horizons network and expand business development strategies, particularly across the areas of IT, Business Analysis, Project Management, Human Resources, and Leadership. Spears also said there’s a transition plan for current PPG customers: “I think our clients will be excited for the in-depth trainings and capabilities we’ll be able to bring to them with New Horizons.”

About New Horizons Learning Centers of South Florida

Established in 1997, New Horizons Learning Centers of South Florida is the industry training leader with cutting-edge courses and learning methods built specifically for end-users, corporations, government, veterans, and individuals. Their depth of courses, certifications and custom training solutions center around Information Technology (IT), Desktop Applications, Project Management, Leadership, and Professional Development. As a learning solutions provider for many of the industry's top vendors, including SHRM, PMP, Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA and Cisco, among others, New Horizons South Florida offers the latest authorized classes delivered by certified instructors committed to helping organizations and individuals upgrade proficiencies and close the skills gap across the entire IT and Business continuum. Named Mega Center of the Year by New Horizons Corporate and Best Places to Work by South Florida Business Journal for five years in a row, New Horizons South Florida has locations in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and the Caribbean. For more information, visit our website at

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