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The announced acquisition of Paradigm Education Solutions by Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company leverages content and customer base for accelerated growth in higher education. Paradigm is one of the nation’s leading post-secondary providers of print and digital learning solutions for computer technology, health careers, business technology and career development.

Paradigm will continue to operate under the Paradigm Education Solutions name and maintain its office in Minneapolis.

Kendall Hunt has been family owned and operated for over 75 years. The company has over 8,000 print and digital titles with a goal of providing quality educational products and services in several markets.

“We recognize that the post-secondary market is evolving and are excited to broaden our offering to the individual looking for non-traditional career development,” says Chad Chandlee, president and chief operating officer. “Our company was built on the premise of need identification and creating custom solutions to meet those requests. This acquisition allows both companies to benefit from each other’s successes by combining premier content with innovative new platforms that meet the needs of today’s students.”

Paradigm’s courseware prepares students to acquire the requisite digital literacy skills and career knowledge needed to enter the workforce, reskill, upskill and succeed as professionals. Their Cirrus™ platform reimagines how these skills are taught and learned, delivering a comprehensive, personalized and seamless learning experience in a 100 percent cloud-based environment. Paradigm also offers effective resources that help hard-to-employ populations find rewarding and stable work under the JIST Career Solutions brand.

“I’m proud of the extraordinary work done by the Paradigm team, in particular their development and launch of the Cirrus™ digital learning environment,” says Eric Cantor, chief executive officer at Paradigm Education Solutions. “I am confident that the results we have achieved to date with Cirrus™ will be further accelerated as Paradigm becomes part of Kendall Hunt.” ◊


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