Expansion into Additional College Markets
Success Training Institute develops programs to serve faculty, staff and students at community colleges, junior colleges and trade and technical schools. Research studies show students in two year colleges and technical schools are more deficient in the areas of soft skills training; which can drastically hinder their post collegiate success. By offering programs that allow these students to gain a competitive advantage, STI will play a major role in empowering these professionals of the future.
Recognized as Top Innovator in Education Technology
Success Training Institute was honored to be recognized at the New England Venture Summit as a Top Innovator in the category of Education Technology. This achievement underscores the efforts of the Executive Team to create powerful training programs supported by superior business models. STI is the only company in its space that offers: original training content, an evergreen library of classes, Virtual Internship Programs and a one to one match through its Global Success Initiative.
National Corporate Accounts Program Launched
Recognizing the need for soft skills training on behalf of businesses large and small, Success Training Institute developed a program that allows polished professionals to present its training programs to companies in their respective networks. Those accepted into the Corporate Program receive initial and ongoing training and can earn commissions each time their business leads are closed.
Strategic Alliance with Centro Fox
The commitment of Success Training Institute to serve the Latino Markets in Central and South America was further solidified through a partnership with the official foundation of the former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox. The alliance was formed to introduce college students in Mexico and beyond to the life changing soft skills training courses offered by STI. Students in Mexico can also participate in the Virtual Internship Program.
Audio Podcast Series Is Launched
In an effort to keep sales forces and business professionals in its network engaged and productive, Success Training Institute created an audio training series that can be accessed on any mobile device. The power packed, inspirational training segments are also 8 minutes or less and are now listened to by thousands all over the world. Partners of STI can also private label these training segments to further enhance their company cultures.
Success Training Institute Serves the Direct Sales Industry
Success Training Institute formed a strategic alliance with companies in the direct sales industry to provide superior training to the millions of Independent Business Owners who participate in direct sales. The customized training programs have since been proven to increase retention, enhance recruitment, increase revenues and social responsibility on behalf of partnering companies in that space.
Global Success Initiative is Launched.
Seeking ways to assist underprivileged families in acquiring the soft skills they need to succeed in life, Success Training Institute developed the Global Success Initiative. Each time a person or company purchases its training services, STI provides a free certification course to a victim of domestic violence, a disabled veteran, or a single parent living below the poverty line; providing hope and empowerment to those in need.
The “Success Squad” begins development of Spanish Language soft skills courses
The “Success Squad” begins development of Spanish Language soft skills courses, translating and recreating all existing lessons to appeal to the hundreds of millions of Spanish speaking professionals across the globe.
Virtual Internship Program (VIP) is Launched
Virtual Internship Program (VIP) is Launched to Help College Students Gain Experience, Earn Money for College and Achieve Soft Skills Certifications. With the ability to work remotely, the VIP Initiative allows students all over the world the opportunity to gain the experience needed to become more marketable and competitive in the global marketplace.
Success Training Institute Honors Military Veterans
Success Training Institute Honors Military Veterans by Providing Complimentary Classes to Vets Seeking Employment. The battery of classes offered allows veterans to make a smoother transition into the civilian workforce.
Success Training Institute launches its Custom Services Division
Success Training Institute launches its Custom Services Division; which allows companies to receive private labeled versions of the training platform. They can also actively participate in the production process by selecting the onscreen talent, training topics and much more.
Developed and Introduced to accommodate growing retail client base
New Learning Management Platform is Developed and Introduced to accommodate growing retail client base and setting the stage for the Company to offer more innovative training and development programs.
Receives exemption from state licensure from the Texas Workforce Commission
Success Training Institute receives exemption from state licensure from the Texas Workforce Commission; meaning the avocational and career focus of its training programs make them free from state educational regulations.
Surpasses 400 Original Soft Skills Training Lessons in its Library!
Surpasses 400 Original Soft Skills Training Lessons in its Library! With new lessons produced and released each month, Success Training Institute continues its commitment to becoming the most prolific provider of soft skills training content on the planet.
Company moves its headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas.
Company moves its headquarters to Fort Worth, Texas. The downtown Fort Worth offices connects Success Training Institute to an area overflowing with professionals and entrepreneurs seeking advancement. The majority of its staff is still allowed a flex schedule and the freedom to work remotely.
First corporate contract is awarded
First corporate contract is awarded when a California based nutritional and wellness company saw the value in innovative soft skills training and, like the test studies showed, its teams were empowered with knowledge and increased productivity. Like the first dollar earned by a new restaurant, the first client proved what we thought all along – our soft skills training programs work!
Soft skills courses for High School Seniors and College Students.
Recognizing the need to equip the workforce of tomorrow, Success Training Institute develops soft skills courses for High School Seniors and College Students.
Success Training Institute officially launches its soft skills training platform
After several months in production, the Success Training Institute officially launches its soft skills training platform with hundreds of high quality lessons designed to appeal to corporate and retail clients.
Success Training Institute begins full scale production
Empowered by a series of positive test studies and a powerful training system, Success Training Institute begins full scale production by filming lessons in studio, developing the learning management software, the corporate and retail marketing strategies and the plans for long term success.
The SIPS Instructional Method© was developed and tested.
The SIPS Instructional Method© was developed and tested. This delivered training in bite sized segments (SIPS) as opposed to large gulps. This method centers around the theory that people learn better in short, power packed segments. Therefore, the curriculum development team began producing soft skills training content that could be effectively absorbed by users in 8 minutes or less.
Wallace assembled a team of skilled professionals
Wallace assembled a team of skilled professionals and they set out to make the classes offered by Success Training Institute Stimulating, Inspirational, Practical and Structured (SIPS). This executive team, which came to be known internally as the Success Squad, included IT All Stars, Video and Production Gurus, Curriculum Development Dynamos, Amazing Administrators and a host of Awesome Strategic Advisers.
High Achievers Society was founded
High Achievers Society was founded as the parent company of Success Training Institute. The new company was officially launched in Addison, Texas to bridge the soft skills gap by equipping college students, working professionals, life learners and entrepreneurs with original, impactful soft skills training.
Additional test studies were conducted
Additional test studies were conducted as numerous professionals and executives viewed the initial classes and were overwhelmingly pleased with the effectiveness of the content and the quality of the video productions. Many of these professionals would join the Advisory Team and or refer the training to colleagues, partners and associates. Over 96% of the business leaders who viewed the classes stated they would buy them for their employees as well as for themselves.
Recognizing the power of soft skills training in the workplace
Recognizing the power of soft skills training in the workplace, Wallace distanced himself from his other business ventures to devote 100% of his time and energy to developing a cutting edge soft skills training curriculum that would empower and inspire professionals from all walks of life.
Idea of developing an innovative professional development platform
The idea of developing an innovative professional development platform was born when Success Training Institute Founder DL Wallace created a battery of a soft skills training classes designed to help educators and administrators excel and advance in their respective careers. Those who participated in this “test study” experienced extraordinary results and reached their goals at a much faster and more consistent rate that those who did not have access to the training.