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Educate 360 Professional Training Partners has acquired Pierian Data, a Las Vegas-based provider of technology training, with a focus on Python programming language courses, data science courses, and machine learning courses.

Along with its brands Project Management Academy, Watermark Learning, and AgileUp, Educate 360 delivers training in areas such as project management, Agile, business analysis, and leadership. The company stated that it operates in more than 65 cities across the US and Canada, offering live virtual courses, self-paced online learning, and tailored enterprise engagements to over 10,000 professionals and for hundreds of companies each year.

Educate 360’s chief executive Jason Cassidy said: “We are incredibly excited to have Pierian Data as part of Educate 360. Pierian’s offering, such as the leading course in Python, fills a continuously growing need in an economy driven by digital transformation. We’re proud to be able to offer existing and new customers, both individuals and enterprises, the opportunity to take these courses to expand their skills and talent in data science, which is a crucial skill area for companies’ success.”

Pierian founder Jose Portilla, added: “I am excited for the next phase of Pierian Data’s growth with Educate 360. Our expertise in online learning combined with Educate 360’s capabilities in creating tailored enterprise solutions creates a unique opportunity for us to expand the impact we can have on people’s careers and companies’ success.”

Portilla will stay on with Educate 360 as head of data science.

West Lafayette, Indiana-based Educate 360 is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.

Date published: 5 May 2021

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