Columbia, MD. October 8, 2013.Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) announced the launch of its Tampa Technical Training Center in response to ever-growing demand in support of training craft skills and highly technical competencies. The Tampa Technical Training Center is located at 8401 Benjamin Road, Tampa, FL 33634.

With today’s heavily automated and sophisticated production technologies coupled with an aging workforce planning to retire, many manufacturers are facing unprecedented shortcomings in qualified craft skills personnel. Data forecasts from the Manufacturing Institute are showing significant gaps in the future workforce demographics, especially in the skilled production occupations.  The center’s core offering is a B2B training service focused on supporting heavy industry and manufacturers who are seeking to train their skilled production and maintenance workforces. 

GP Strategies’ Tampa Technical Training Center is co-located at the existing operations office. The facilities offer:

  • Three large, separate classrooms
  • Two equipment labs completely outfitted with industrial-level training equipment
  • Common area with complimentary WiFi
  • Access less than 10 miles from Tampa International Airport
  • Hotels within walking distance of the training center

Eric Rodgers, GP Strategies Senior Vice President, stated, “Craft skills and technical training are under-served across our country, and we continue to see an increasing demand for craft skills training. Our Tampa Technical Training Center provides a hands-on, blended learning approach, utilizing industrial-grade equipment coupled with our highly experienced instructor team to bridge the growing gap in today’s workforces. This blended learning approach, focusing on knowledge and skills transfer and application, has proven to be a real differentiator in the marketplace.”

To learn more about GP Strategies Maintenance and Technical Training solutions, visit our website at

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at

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