As the longest-operating and largest IT training company in the Midwest, we have a proud history of training the IT workforce.
We trace our history all the way back to 1989 when we began training technology professionals as the Network Institute of America. Since then Centriq has operated under several different names and even experienced a change of ownership for several years. But during the entire 30 years of our history, Centriq has remained under the same management and has been committed to training and supporting the IT workforce in Kansas City and the Midwest.
Here’s a timeline of our history:
1989-1992: First to Train IT in Kansas City
1992-1996: Developing a National Organization
1996-2001: Tech 2000 is First Consumer IT Training
2001-2005: Rebranding as Centriq
2005-2008: IT Career Program Enters the IT Workforce
In early 2005, Grawe, Parker and Harmon believed the economic situation once again offered the opportunity for individuals to start new careers in IT. Rather than re-create the Tech 2000 program, Centriq acquired Foss Training a local Kansas City training company focused primarily on the education of career changers for entry-level IT jobs and changed the company’s name to Centriq Foss in order to benefit from the marketing brand Foss had developed in the consumer market. This acquisition created Centriq’s career IT training division (which Centriq re-branded as the IT Career Program in 2010).
2008-2016: All Centriq (No Foss) Training
2017: Centriq’s Expanding
On April 1, 2017 Centriq Training acquired St. Louis-based Premier Knowledge Solutions. By combining 40+ years of experience delivering live, instructor led training to IT professionals, we became the largest IT training company in the Midwest.