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SkillPath Acquires National Seminars Training


Administration and Staff, Faculty, Press Release

April 1, 2015

SkillPath Acquires National Seminars Training
Graceland University President John Sellars and SkillPath CEO, Jack Cave.

LAMONI, Iowa — SkillPath, a continuing education division of Graceland University, announced yesterday that it has acquired National Seminars Training (NST) from its current owner, Rockhurst University. By combining the strengths of both companies, SkillPath becomes the nation’s largest public seminar company, with each of the individual entities supporting a shared mission to provide clients worldwide with lifelong learning through professional business training.

“National is a great company with an outstanding management team and excellent employees. We will be able to unite two long-standing companies to create significant synergies and an improved market shares,” said Jack Cave, CEO of SkillPath. “The company is a market leader, and mirrors our mission. We are looking forward to welcoming the National team to SkillPath.”

For 25 years, SkillPath, along with their technical training division, CompuMaster, has been dedicated to providing quality training for businesses across the U.S., Canada and Australia. SkillPath delivers more than 20,000 how-to sessions to over 500,000 people in 450 cities. Since joining forces with Graceland University in 1995, SkillPath’s quality training has never been stronger.

National Seminars Training has been operating under Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center Inc., a subsidiary of Rockhurst University. National’s employee training and development solutions include live and on-demand seminars, live and on-demand webinars, online courses, and an array of corporate training solutions.

Graceland University President John Sellars commented, “We are pleased with this acquisition. SkillPath and National employees together will have an even stronger presence.”

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this release are “forward-looking statements,” such as statements concerning the company’s anticipated acquisition, current and future product performance, regulatory approvals, and business plans. These statements are based on current expectations and currently available information. However, since these statements are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, the company’s actual performance and results may differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements.


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