Published: May 10, 2017

Trading College Picks Thought Industries, Expands Financial Market Training

Leading provider of financial market training and education to transition onto Thought Industries’ Learning Business Platform to improve the online learning experience for learners.

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Emily McLaughlin

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Trading College Picks Thought Industries

BOSTON, MA – May 9, 2017 - Thought Industries, one of the fastest growing online learning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and creators of the first Learning Business Platform™, announced today a new partnership agreement with Trading College, a company based in the United Kingdom that teaches learners how to trade the financial markets.

Trading College will be leveraging the Thought Industries’ platform to create, manage, and deliver online learning to individuals interested in learning how to trade the markets full time in order to create supplemental income streams. Trading College currently offers three different courses to learners: The 8-week Ultimate Trading Programme, the introductory Apprentice Trader course, and the Market Matrix course which touches on the economics of trading. Over the next few months, Trading College plans to create additional courses to expand their offerings.

Trading College replaced their previous learning technology with the Thought Industries’ platform and moved their Ultimate Trading Programme course -- previously an in-person, weekend long course -- to their online learning environment. The courses Trading College offered using their previous technology had limitations in providing content suited towards different learning styles. In moving to the Thought Industries’ platform, Trading College plans to better engage learners by moving it’s in-person course online allowing them to reach more learners in more locations.

“Since most of our training has historically been provided in-person, we were looking for the same engagement and longevity with our learners but with an improved online experience,” explained Lee Sandford, founder of Trading College. ”Our old online courses offered limited engagement, and there was no interaction at all. Staying connected with learners is a big goal of ours and we feel confident we can do that with the robust online course and content creation capabilities the Thought Industries’ platform provides.”

“We’re looking forward to working with the Trading College team and helping them leverage the platform to create a highly interactive and engaging learning environment,” said Doug Murphy, President of Thought Industries. “We always enjoy working with innovative companies who recognize the benefits a better online learning and training experience provides, and we’re happy to help Trading College execute on that vision.”

About Trading College

Following an 18 year career in professional football, Lee Sandford has traded for nearly 15 years and earns his living predominantly as a trader. Sandford established Trading College in 2009 in response to demand from other traders wishing to observe him live trading. Trading College teaches students how to trade the markets. Their mission is to constantly monitor and improve their services while creating a dynamic and rewarding experience for all students.

About Thought Industries

Thought Industries is powering the business of learning with the world’s first Learning Business Platform™. Offering a comprehensive suite of enterprise-level learning delivery and monetization tools, the customizable platform enables businesses and organizations to deliver engaging and fully-branded learning experiences to their business and consumer audiences. From creating online courses to managing an online learning business, the platform hosts a library of powerful, easy-to-use features that enable organizations to get to market quickly and cost-effectively. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.