SmartPros® Acquires Certain Assets of Global Collaboration Partners LLC
HAWTHORNE, NY – June 14, 2012 – SmartPros Ltd. (Nasdaq:SPRO), a leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training, announced that it has purchased certain assets of online training company, Global Collaboration Partners LLC. The assets include more than 150 e-learning courses in the areas of environmental health, safety, human resources, and energy exploration markets, as well as certain intellectual property.
The courses consist of both off-the-shelf and customizable Web-based training courses that deploy on popular Learning Management Systems (LMS). By designing courses around measurable learning objectives that address regulatory requirements, they help customers meet the performance-based standards of employee training enforced by OSHA, EPA and DOT, along with other federal, state and local regulatory agencies. For more information on available products and services, visit www.GCPlearning.com.
“These courses are a good fit for SmartPros,” said Allen Greene, SmartPros Chairman and CEO. “It gives us the opportunity to integrate a substantial amount of content in our various divisions while also allowing us to explore new markets.”
SmartPros will immediately begin integrating GCP content into its award-winning eCampus™ Learning Management System (LMS) and make it available through both annual subscriptions and individual course sales.
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit accounting, financial services, banking, engineering, legal, ethics and compliance, and information technology. SmartPros is a leading provider of professional education products to Fortune 500 companies, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets. SmartPros provides education and content publishing and development services in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, video and live seminars and events. Our subscription libraries feature hundreds of course titles and 2,300+ hours of accredited education. SmartPros' proprietary Professional Education Center (PEC) Learning Management System (LMS) offers enterprise distribution and administration of education content and information. In addition, SmartPros produces a popular news and information portal for accounting and finance professionals serving more than one million ads and distributing more than 200,000 subscriber email newsletters each month. SmartPros' network of Web sites averages more than 900,000 monthly visits, serving a user base of more than one million profiled members.
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