CentreLearn Solutions Will Merge with TargetSolutions, Combining the Fire and EMS Industry’s Two Leading Providers of Web-Based Training Management Services
SAN DIEGO – VectorLearning, a leader in online education and training for a broad range of industries through its RedVector, TargetSolutions, and CiNet-RedVector brands, announced today it has acquired Pennsylvania-based CentreLearn Solutions, a pioneer in online education for emergency responders.
By combining CentreLearn with TargetSolutions, VectorLearning has changed the landscape of web-based training management services for public safety agencies. Post transaction, TargetSolutions will serve more than 2,300 organizations, putting it in the unique position as the industry’s unquestioned leader for cutting-edge learning management applications and online continuing education courses.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to merge CentreLearn with TargetSolutions,” said Tom Wallace, CEO of VectorLearning. “By combining these two leaders in web-based training for emergency responders, we will be able to offer even more value to clients. Both of these brands are extremely well respected because of their dedication to delivering exceptional training courses and innovative technology that streamlines training management.”
With the acquisition of CentreLearn, VectorLearning is now offering training solutions to nearly 3,000 organizations in a broad range of industries, including design and construction, industrial operations, and public safety. By aligning together, TargetSolutions will benefit from CentreLearn’s talent and expertise, as well as its strong course content library, which will eventually be made available to all TargetSolutions’ customers.
“VectorLearning shares our same level of commitment to online education, and most importantly, to the heroes who serve us all through public safety,” said CentreLearn’s CEO Jason Paluck. “We chose to join together with VectorLearning because it has the same vision as we do – and that is to deliver the very best training courses and applications so emergency responders remain safe, compliant and effective while serving our communities. By merging with TargetSolutions we will be even stronger than before. We’re excited to add our experiences and expertise to the team and begin our journey together.”
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in online continuing education and training for organizations as well as licensed technical professionals in the design and construction, industrial operations, and public safety industries. Through its award-winning Learning and Performance Engine, the company offers individual courses as well as large-scale corporate training solutions featuring customizable and easily accessible online universities with a full range of tracking and reporting features. With an online library exceeding 2,000 interactive and accredited courses authored by more than 200 subject matter experts, VectorLearning serves more than 300,000 working professionals in all 50 states and Canada. VectorLearning was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For further information call 1-866-546-1212 or visit www.VectorLearning.com.
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges. TargetSolutions is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information, please call 1-800-840-8048 or check online at www.targetsolutions.com.
|Capt. Chip Everett Oshtemo Township Fire Department|
Captain Chip Everett of Oshtemo Township Fire Department in Michigan edged out a large group of worthy candidates who were nominated for the special honor. Everett will accept the award, created to acknowledge exemplary conduct befitting a training officer, at a special ceremony during the VCOS annual section meeting on Aug. 14.
“PRIMA is a great opportunity to show the industry’s risk managers and safety officers how TargetSolutions works. TargetSolutions features the industry’s most comprehensive web-based catalog of safety training, including courses for OSHA, sexual harassment, driver safety, and much more. This training can change unsafe behavior and help reduce liability.”Jason Finley, National Sales Executive with TargetSolutions
TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher is a four-module online fire training course that has recently been approved for recertification in of Florida and Iowa.
TargetSolutions is excited to announce the creation of its EMS Advisory Board. The new six-member panel has been formed to deliver TargetSolutions’ Content team with valuable recommendations to improve existing EMS continuing education courses, as well as review new training material during the development process.
“While we strive to produce the most creative and engaging content possible, it is important that we don’t lose sight of the big picture. We are in this to help keep EMTs and paramedics certified. The TargetSolutions EMS Advisory board will make sure we are on the right track and that our EMS catalog is up-to-date and relevant,” said Content Architect Jeremy Lynch.,” said Content Architect Jeremy Lynch.
The board was initially created in late 2013 and held its first group meeting during the EMS Today Conference in Washington D.C. in February. With more than 160 hours of accredited EMS continuing education courses available on TargetSolutions’ online training system, the board has a unique opportunity to influence existing courses, as well as future EMS refresher training that can be scheduled, delivered and tracked through the industry’s leading computer-based training platform.
TargetSolutions took careful consideration during the selection of members for the board, which features a diverse group of experienced individuals from a wide range of settings across the EMS industry.
“One thing we’re really proud of with this Board is the breadth of experience these individuals bring to the table. We’ve got field providers, educators, and Medical Directors, which allow us to examine the delivery of EMS from a lot of angles.”
Lauren Crosby, NREMT, Content and Compliance Manager at TargetSolutions
Here is a brief overview of the four members on the board:
Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, NREMT-P, FACEP: Serves as the Medical Director for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa, which includes the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), Oklahoma City Fire Department, Tulsa Fire Department, and 15 suburban fire departments.
Fran Hildwine, Paramedic: Serving as an EMT since 1986 and a paramedic since 1989, Hildwine is the former director of the Institute for Clinical Education, Simulation, Innovation and Safety with the Crozer Keystone Health System in Delaware County, Pa.
Ricky Rod, RN, CEN, NREMT-P: Has worked in EMS for more than 40 years with the unique distinction as one of the very first EMTs to serve in the United States Navy. Rod currently works as a QA/QI Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the EMS Division, Rural/Metro San Diego and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Prior experience includes Paramedic Field Training Coordinator, RN Clinical Educator and Paramedic Field Training Officer.
Brad Smith, Paramedic, Fire Lieutenant: As a member of MA TF-1, Smith responded to the World Trade Center attack and Hurricane Katrina disaster. Smith holds credentials in multiple disciplines for the Department of Homeland Security FEMA US&R system and serves as an agency representative to the Massachusetts State Emergency Operations Center and FEMA Response and Recovery Coordination Center.
If you would like more information on the members of TargetSolutions’ EMS Advisory Board and the Board’s mission, please click here.
TargetSolutions delivers cutting-edge software applications, engaging online training courses, and world-class customer service. The company was founded in 1999 and today there are more than 2,000 organizations across the country using TargetSolutions’ innovative technology to solve their training challenges.