Westborough, MA – Feb. 11, 2014 ‐ The Training Associates, the largest provider of training talent and solutions, announced the appointment of John Higgins as Senior Vice President of Growth and Solutions Development.  Higgins will be responsible for leading strategic growth and business development activities at TTA.

He joins TTA from Bridgeport Education where he was Vice President of Talent Management.  He previously founded Higgins Learning Group, an independent advisory firm.

During his career, Higgins has held several senior leadership positions with Fortune 500 companies including Senior Executive, Global Strategy & Innovation at Accenture; Chief Learning Officer at BearingPoint; Partner at KPMG; and Principal at IBM Consulting Group.

He earned his MBA in International Business from the University of Miami, and his Bachelor’s degree in Management from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  He is a candidate for his PhD in Organizational Development and Learning from the University of the Rockies in Colorado Springs, CO.

“We are always looking to invest in high-caliber talent who can bring a deep understanding of the learning and development industry as well as the connections to execute beneficial relationships, and John fits those criteria,” said Maria Melfa, President of The Training Associates. “John’s experience will be a huge asset to our organization and complementary to the talents of our existing team.”

About The Training Associates

Founded in 1994, The Training Associates (TTA) is the largest provider of training talent and solutions.  TTA’s stringent quality procedures, vast network of over 25,000 diversely skilled IT and professional skills training delivery and design consultants, and convenient training delivery administration services enable organizations to secure top-notch training professionals, on demand.  Importantly, they can accomplish this without the fixed overhead associated with a large training staff, or the delays, classification risks, and administrative burdens associated with recruiting training contractors directly.  With unparalleled experience and expertise in all aspects of training delivery, TTA is best equipped to meet the unique requirements of each training initiative – regardless of size, scope, or location.

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