K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN), one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science. The acquisition of Galvanize positions K12 as a premier provider of career readiness education services and a leader in skills training, technology staffing and developing talent and capabilities for Fortune 500 companies. The Galvanize management team, brand recognition, network of alumni, campuses, and industry-leading software engineering and data science programs will allow K12 to accelerate its entry into this important and growing market.
At Galvanize’s eight campuses across the U.S., students and entrepreneurs gain unparalleled access to technical experts and instructors, and a variety of innovative learning opportunities that advance their skills in software engineering and data science, amongst other technical skills. In addition to its in-person campuses, Galvanize offers full-time and part-time immersive online bootcamps. Both options provide aspiring and established professionals with the education and resources they need to thrive in the digital economy.
“Learning is a lifelong journey. This acquisition expands our vision for career education to go beyond high school by developing talent and capabilities for learners of all ages and backgrounds,” said Nate Davis, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of K12’s Board of Directors. “Whether someone is discovering career options, trying to switch fields, honing their job skills, or learning new skills in pursuit of a new opportunity, we want to help ensure all learners have an equal shot at a rewarding career.”