Commitment to Community Involvement
LearnSmart has been an active member of the Tampa Bay business community since 1997. LearnSmart places great importance on being a responsible contributor to our local community, and we know that our involvement would not be possible without our employee’s passion for giving back to their community. As a member of many Tampa Bay area organizations, we strive to make a positive impact through our dedication to socially responsible programs.
Hire a Vet with Spike TV
As a featured member of the Spike TV Hire-a-Vet Honor Roll, LearnSmart is a proud member of an exclusive group of organizations committed to assisting our country’s veterans find jobs. Spike TV and LearnSmart know that these men and women are some of the best trained, most dedicated leaders and teammates this nation has to offer. Hiring them isn't just good for the country, it's good for business. The Hire-a-Vet campaign is dedicated to making sure that message is heard.
We are proud to employ the brave men and women who have served our nation. LearnSmart has a strong history of actively recruiting and hiring veterans. Veterans posses the discipline, intelligence, and work ethic we find crucial to growing our business. We are a proud member and supporter of many local Tampa-area veteran and active-duty military organizations. See us on Spike.com
Small Business of the Year Awards
LearnSmart is honored and excited to announce their selection as a finalist for the 2012 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award. The annual award pays tribute to Tampa Bay area businesses of fewer than 250 employees that excel in the categories of History and Philosophy, Management, Operational Management, Innovativeness and Response, and Leadership and Community. LearnSmart is one of five finalists for the award selected from an initial field of 250 candidate companies. The award process began in January and will officially end Friday, September 28 when the winner is revealed at the Small Business of the Year Awards Dinner at the Tampa Convention Center. LearnSmart has served the Tampa Bay community since 1997, and appreciates being recognized as a finalist for this award by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Read More.
Tampa Bay Boy’s and Girl’s Club
We understand that to build a strong community you have to start from the ground up, with our communities’ children. The programs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay impact the lives of young people by helping them to develop the values, skills, attitudes, character and behavior that enable them to succeed in life. And LearnSmart is proud to support the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay in their mission.
In October of 2011, we participated in a family adoption program sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay. The Boys and Girls Club family adoption program focuses on assisting families with children by helping to meet essential needs for food, money, clothing and personal items. Through the efforts of our dedicated employee teams we collected over 1,000 lbs of food and liquids for our adopted family. We cannot wait to participate next year! Read more.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
A proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, LearnSmart understands that our community’s children are responsible for our nation’s future. "We are really excited and proud to take part in such a great organization," said LearnSmart’s President Jay Gandee. "Big Brothers Big Sisters has really made a difference in the lives of children here in Tampa Bay. We are thrilled to be a part of that and help out however we can."
We have served as a title sponsor in the ‘Golf Fore Kids’ Sake’ charity golf scramble benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay for the past two years and look forward to participating in many upcoming events. Read More.
Voted among Fastest Growing Companies by Business Journal
LearnSmart has been named one of the fastest 50 growing companies in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The Fast 50 is a list of the fastest growing privately held companies in Tampa Bay. The rankings, audited by CBIZ Kirkland Russ Murphy & Tapp, were determined by percent of revenue growth from 2008 to 2010. Our growth is a direct result of our commitment to our customers and the acknowledgement that our responsibility is to create compelling, informative and engaging training that is easy and enjoyable to use.
Authorized Mile2 Training Partner
LearnSmart and Mile2, developer of National Security Agency (NSA) and Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) recognized IT security courses and certifications have announced a partnership to broaden the reach of Mile2's advanced security training and credentials. The partnership helps LearnSmart bring Mile2's offerings in penetration testing, disaster recovery, digital forensics and information security to its expanding network of corporate and end-user clients via the company's IT training libraries.
The LearnSmart and Mile2 partnership includes content development, distribution, marketing and more. The partnership will greatly increase the availability of Mile2's training which has proved vital for companies and individuals who wish to meet the rigorous security standards of organizations such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the NSA and CNSS.
Finalist for BizTech Innovation of the Year Award
LearnSmart is honored to announce our nomination for Innovation of the Year for our industry leading Learning Management System (LMS) at the BizTech Innovation Summit Awards & Expo. The BizTech Innovation Summit Awards & Expo will be held March 13th at the Tampa Convention Center.
The summit will kick off with an expo featuring exhibitors providing products and/or services covering areas such as software, hardware, consulting, IT, telecommunications, web services, mobile applications, and much more. The expo will be followed by an awards luncheon honoring Tampa Bay area businesses for their true innovation in key tech sectors, in social media, in collaboration with non-tech clients and for chief executive leadership. Read the full press realease.
Tampa Bay USO
LearnSmart values the dedication and committment of our nation's brave service men and women. As a leader in the Project Tampa USO effort we are pleased to announce that the first chartered USO center approved in nearly 20 years will be built at Tampa International Airport. On January 18, the USO Board of Governors voted to approve the new USO Tampa Bay, Inc. center, thanks to the hard work of a team of volunteers from the Tampa Bay community.
With our Director of DoD sales serving on the Tampa USO executive board, we are deeply committed to providing a home-away-from-home for the nearly 1,100 military members and their families that transit Tampa International Airport on a daily basis. Additionally we have two team members serving on the Board of Directors for the Tampa USO Navy Seal Tribute Golf Tournament to be held In November 2012.
Registered Provider and Partnerships
LearnSmart is a proud member of the Microsoft Partner Network. By being a member, you will find LearnSmart at many different Microsoft events. We network with other partners, learn about and share the latest news, and keep up with all that goes on within the Microsoft community. LearnSmart has been supplying Microsoft training to the IT community for over a decade. With the dedication of our products team, we continue to keep our training up with their ever changing software. By keeping our partnerships up to date, we will continue to offer up to date training for those partners. Read more.
REP® is a Representation of LearnSmart Quality
LearnSmart is thrilled to be recognized by PMI® as a Global Registered Educational Provider (REP)®, Provider R.E.P. ID 3577. We are one of roughly 1,500 approved R.E.Ps in just over 80 countries. The distinction of being named an authorized R.E.P. acknowledges that LearnSmart has met PMI’s rigorous quality criteria for course content, instructor qualification, and instructional design. We are thoroughly invested with PMI® in the ongoing evolution of our project management training courseware to help PMI® members earn and maintain PDUs. Choosing the right training partner is a critical step in ensuring your skills are met based on standards and practices in project management accepted around the world. Choosing LearnSmart as an approved provider from the PMI® Registered Education Provider program helps you do just that. Learn more.