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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:25 pm
by QualityStocks
ProBility Media Corp., based in Houston, TX, is an EdTech Company that is building the first full service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades. Through both acquisitions and organic growth, ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the market place of disparate companies servicing fifteen vertical categories in over sixty skilled trades. ProBility has positioned itself as a key industrial training resource for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses as well as enterprise customers offering consistent high-quality training services and materials for education, testing, and career advancement.

Through its Electrical Training Division, the company has become the biggest wholesaler of electrical codes and test preparation materials in the U.S., while its Construction Training Division is one of the largest certification providers in the country, with programs in 22 states, and continuing to grow. The company serves corporate accounts and government buyers, and also offers advisory services for companies of all sizes.

Companies currently under the ProBility Media conglomerate include:

• Brown Technical Media Corp. – An online web business with multiple micro web sites featuring training materials and codes and standards sought by engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesmen in a wide variety of fields.
• Brown Technical Publications – A proprietary publishing business generating copyrighted training materials for engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesman in a wide variety of fields.
• 1ExamPrep – E-Learning, education and exam preparation for contractors via the cheapest, fastest and most effective exam prep school in the industry instituting our 4-point proven learning system.
• National Electrical Wholesale Providers – In the business of distributing wholesale industrial, commercial and residential training materials including HVAC, plumbing and electrical.

ProBility’s technology platform features virtual reality training for the crane business to be expanded into other industries, online subscription services for enterprise level companies, and recurring revenue streams. In addition, the company is already beginning to explore international expansion options, supported by the fact that other countries have adopted U.S. based codes, and have used U.S. training services.

The company’s acquisition strategy targets operations that service engineering firms, electrical contractors, fabricators, plumbing contractors, pipe fitters, riggers, QC firms, and additional vocational industries.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:20 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Delivering Labor Force Excellence as Study Shows Importance of Continuous Workplace Learning

The modern career concept is going through core changes, as employees now enjoy the prospect of multi-decade-long careers but the half-life of skills is falling rapidly, according to Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2017 report (http://nnw.fm/pN5oX). These new workplace realities are forcing companies to completely change the way they manage careers and to focus on delivering ongoing learning and development opportunities to their employees. Most companies have already shifted toward the digital learning model, where leading EdTech service providers such as ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) are providing high-quality training courses and materials for career advancement and workforce excellence.

The Deloitte report shows that this year more than ever, executives are aware of the issue and are working hard to offer their employees continuous learning as a means to ensure business success. Compared to decades ago when employees learned to gain skills for developing a career, nowadays the career is a journey of learning where they push for continuous skill development and the ability to learn and progress.

A total of 83 percent of respondents in this year’s survey said their business was shifting toward open, flexible career models (http://nnw.fm/PaU46) that offer employees more enriching experiences and assignments instead of the traditional, static progression, and this new learning and development model seems to pay off, the report underlines, as companies that offer dynamic career models actually outperform their counterparts by providing employees with continuous learning opportunities focused on their professional development and advancement.

It is with this goal in mind that leading education technology company ProBility Media Corp. is working to provide consistent high-quality online training to prepare the workforce for excellence. Servicing a wide range of customers, from small- and medium-sized businesses to enterprise level corporations, the Houston, Texas-based company is the first to offer full chain career advancement, basically creating the first full service career advancement and training brand in the technical fields.

With a focus on offering advanced training to individuals from graduation to career placement and beyond, ProBility Media has become a key resource of industrial training for customers in various trades, including engineering, electrical contracting, plumbing contracting and fabrication, and the company is already expanding into additional vocational industries with the same full chain of education, training and certification. The company’s business model is disrupting the industry by defragmenting a market that currently has multiple separate companies that service multiple verticals in more than 60 skilled trades.

Through its continued expansion via strategic acquisitions and organic growth, ProBility Media has now become one of the largest wholesalers of the national electric code through its division, National Electric Wholesale Providers. Through its construction training division, ProBility offers programs in 22 states with the goal of servicing all 50. The company’s platform includes virtual reality training opportunities for crane operators, which are likely to be applied to other fields as well, along with advisory services and online learning subscription services for enterprises, resulting in recurring revenue streams.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:46 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) is Bringing Back American Jobs with Technical Training

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that the unemployment rate (http://nnw.fm/oBN8x) in February 2017 was 4.7%, around the lowest it has been since the financial crisis. The Bureau is also projecting a benign environment in the coming years for the skilled trades, but those blue-collar jobs of the future won’t be quite the same as the ones held by our fathers and uncles. To get and keep them will require training, the kind offered by Houston, Texas-based educational technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA), which is out to develop the first full service training and career advancement brand for technical vocations and trades.

For the foreseeable future, the need for electricians, plumbers and HVAC (heating, ventilation & air-conditioning) technicians will remain, according to BLS statistics (http://nnw.fm/XvwN7), and employment in these skilled trades will continue to grow. In the decade to 2024, we will need about 29 percent more electricians than we have now. About half of this demand will be driven by population growth; the rest will result from the places left by retirees.

The job markets for plumbers and HVAC tradesmen present similar prospects. The U.S. will need about 25 percent more plumbers and around 29 percent more HVAC tradesmen than it now has.

But nobody wants a plumber that leaves a leaky pipe, which is where ProBility and its suite of educational products come in. ProBility has positioned itself as a key industrial training resource for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses and enterprise customers, offering consistent, high-quality training services and materials for education, testing, and career advancement.

ProBility is the only company building the full spectrum of career training, advancement and compliance tools for tradesmen and technical experts in a wide variety of over 60 skilled professions. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the marketplace of thousands of disparate companies by acquiring companies in the areas of expertise and organically growing revenues through synergies.

Revenues for the year ended October 31, 2016, were $3.1 million, which represented a 45-percent increase over same period revenues for 2015. Revenues for the first quarter ended January 31, 2016, were $1,088,180, which represented a 24-percent year-over-year increase.

Currently, the ProBility portfolio includes the following divisions:

- Brown Technical Media Corp. – An online web business with multiple micro websites featuring training materials and codes and standards sought by engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesmen in a wide variety of fields
- Brown Technical Publications – A proprietary publishing business generating copyrighted training materials for engineers, construction workers, scientists and other tradesmen in a wide variety of fields
- 1ExamPrep – E-Learning, education and exam preparation for contractors via the cheapest, fastest and most effective exam prep school in the industry instituting a 4-point proven learning system
- National Electrical Wholesale Providers – In the business of distributing wholesale industrial, commercial and residential training materials, including those relating to HVAC, plumbing and electrical

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:42 pm
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ProBility Media Corp.’s (PBYA) Acquisition of One Exam Prep LLC is Key to Growth

ProBility Media Corp.’s (OTCQB: PBYA) acquisition of One Exam Prep LLC, which was completed earlier this year, is key to its growth strategy. One Exam Prep is currently specializing in exam preparation and certification in the construction industry. It offers continuing education and certification online or in a classroom setting in 20 states, with the goal of operating in all 50 states. ProBility Media reported revenue at greater than $1 million for Q1 ended January 31, 2017.

Houston-based ProBility is an EdTech company serving 15 vertical categories in more than 60 skilled trades. It is positioned as an industrial training resource for individuals and small businesses. It offers training services as well as materials for education, advancement in careers, and testing. Virtual reality training, now operational for the crane business, will be expanded into other industries. The company said it is also beginning to investigate international expansion.

One Exam Prep, based in Coconut Creek, Florida, offers low cost yet effective exam prep courses in the construction industry. The company owns more than 70 domains related to contractor licensing and continuing education, according to One Exam’s Rob Estell, and it has created hundreds of courses offered either online or in traditional classroom settings in more than 20 states.

For the three months ended January 31, 2017, ProBility Media recorded revenues of $1,088,180, compared to $878,005 during the same period of the prior year. The recent three-month sales total represented the company’s third consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth. The results of One Exam are included in the consolidated financial performance, subsequent to January 1, 2017.

ProBility Media entered into a multi-year consulting agreement with Rob Estell, the founder of One Exam, through December 31, 2020. It includes salary, an annual performance bonus based on One Exam’s revenues and profits, a signing payment, and a non-recourse secured convertible promissory note valued at $300,000.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:24 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Takes Vocational Training from the Ground Up to the Cloud

From its initial founding in 1946 as a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Houston, Texas, ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) has taken off, migrating its services online to the cloud. As a result, its revenues have moved up, too. The company’s latest filing reports that net sales for the quarter ended January 31, 2017, rose year-over-year by 24 percent. Now the EdTEch company, aiming to become one of the largest providers of skilled trades education and training in the United States, has begun to explore international expansion to the countries that have adopted U.S.-based codes and training. ProBility Media Corp. continues its strategy to build the first full service training and career advancement brand for the skilled trades.

The company’s latest quarterly (10-Q) filing, for the quarter to January 31, 2017, shows management has been aggressive. Apart from achieving record quarterly sales that crossed the million-dollar mark for the first time, they have been actively engaging in the art of the deal by completing two acquisitions, including the acquisition of One Exam Prep LLC, which offers low-cost yet effective exam prep courses in the construction industry. One Exam Prep, based in Coconut Creek, Florida, owns more than 70 domains related to contractor licensing and continuing education and has created hundreds of courses offered either online or in traditional classroom settings in more than 20 states.

ProBility also signed off on its acquisition of Premier Purchasing and Marketing Alliance LLC. Premier, doing business as National Electrical Wholesale Providers (NEWP), services electrical wholesalers throughout the United States with study materials for electricians, including the National Electrical Code. The company provides a complete line of printed reference materials in addition to e-books, downloadable digital formatting and mobile applications to all distributors. NEWP also provides HVAC, plumbing, industrial and residential trade reference materials with online training for product education, certification and current code practices.

NEWP has significant corporate accounts with electrical wholesale conglomerates, making it one of the largest wholesalers of National Electrical Codes in the United States. It services several multibillion-dollar companies such as Consolidated Electrical Distributors and Home Depot, reaching thousands of accounts in locations throughout the United States.

ProBility also signed an exclusive publishing and distribution deal with All Purpose Crane Training (AP), which provides nationwide crane-rigging training and certification that meets OSHA-ANSI requirements. OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; ANSI is the American National Standards Institute.

The courses, customized to meet the specific needs of customers, can be taken either at the customer’s site or at AP’s training centers around the country. They include aerial lift operator training, forklift operator certification, crane rigging instructor courses, mobile crane operator certification, crane operator training, overhead crane training, and rigging and signal-person qualification training.

In addition to these major deals, ProBility has entered into two new publishing contracts. The first is with Ralph Dewey, author of the most widely-distributed instrumentation texts in the industry. Titles include The Purdy’s Instrument Handbook, The Purdy’s Instrument Handbook #2, and Dewey’s Troubleshooting Handbook, all of them staples for professionals who operate in instrumentation or related fields. ProBility will also be the exclusive distributor and publisher of the new release of The Purdy’s Instrument Pocket Guide, to be released soon. This guide will include all the highlights from the three handbooks in a pocket-sized edition.

The company’s second contract is with Pat Ginther for his bestselling book, The Sheet Metal Pocket Guide, created for engineers who design in sheet metal and who are looking for the latest techniques and best practices.

ProBility has signaled its rise to the top with an uplisting to the QB Tier of the OTC Markets. To qualify for the listing, a company must demonstrate that it is current in its reporting requirements to the Securities and Exchange Commission and commits to undergo an annual management certification process to verify officers, directors, controlling shareholders and shares outstanding.

ProBility Media Corp. may have taken off, but it hasn’t left transparency behind.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:42 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Providing for the United States’ Shifting Economic Landscape

Recent studies undertaken by PWC (http://nnw.fm/l94Vf) show that excellent training and development programs are key factors that make an attractive employer, next to opportunities for career progression and financial incentives. The economic landscape in the U.S. is changing, and people are putting more thought into the skills and training they need to succeed in their workplaces.

A Pew Research Center survey (http://nnw.fm/0KkI9) showed that the majority of employees see ongoing training as a very important factor for a successful career. This belief has, in some ways, been confirmed, as a Pew Research Center analysis of government jobs data showed that employment has been rising in professions where more training, education, and experience are required.

The research center also highlighted that “The number of workers in occupations requiring average to above-average education, training and experience increased from 49 million in 1980 to 83 million in 2015, or by 68%. This was more than double the 31% increase over the same period in employment, from 50 million to 65 million, in jobs requiring below-average education, training and experience.”

An article from ERC (http://nnw.fm/n8tEc) highlights the top 7 trends in employee training and development for 2016, two of which were the continued growth of employee training and the fact that companies that perform better also spend more on training their teams. ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) recognizes the gap in the training and certification market and is disrupting it by building the first full-service training and career advancement brand specifically for the skilled trades.

ProBility Media Corp. is a provider of training and education content to customers in the skilled trades industries. Historically, high quality training has only been available to enterprise-level companies, however, PBYA offers them to everyone, from trades people to small businesses and enterprise level corporations. PBYA offers consistent, high-quality online training to individuals, from high school graduation to career placement, and it is preparing the workforce for excellence.

ProBility Media offers its services through multiple divisions, including Brown Technical Media Corp., Brown Technical Publications Inc., 1 Exam Prep LLC, Brown Book Shop, and National Electrical Wholesale. Currently, ProBility is working under a disruptive strategy, acquiring other companies that fit into its sector in order to create synergies that will organically grow its revenue and allow it to provide the best set of educational and training content to all of its clients.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:44 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Becomes Top Source for Construction Industry Training with Recent Acquisitions

Since its March acquisition of One Exam Prep LLC, ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) has been positioned to become one of the leading resources for training, testing, certification, and continuing education in the construction industry. The company is expanding into industries beyond the electrical contractors, fabricators, pipe fitters, plumbing contractors, and engineering firms that it currently serves. Thanks to the acquisition of Florida-based One Exam Prep, it can offer online continuing education and certification in over 20 states. The present goal is to expand these offerings to all 50 states.

ProBility also offers virtual reality training. This state-of-the-art training system is currently designed for customers looking to work in the crane business. It is also being expanded, so virtual reality training will soon be available for several different industries. In addition, the company now has access to One Exam Prep’s over 70 contractor licensing and continuing education domains, and hundreds of online and classroom-based courses.

The multi-year consulting agreement, with One Exam’s founder Rob Estell, runs until the end of the year 2020, and includes a salary and annual performance bonus based on the acquisition’s profits and revenues. Also, the agreement includes a non-recourse secured convertible promissory note. This has a cash value of $300,000. For Q1, ended January 31, 2017, ProBility Media itself reported revenue exceeding $1 million, a year-over-year increase of 24 percent.

In 1946, what is now ProBility Media Corp. began as a small bookstore in Houston, Texas. Today, it offers much of its skills training and education via the cloud. The One Exam Prep acquisition comes after the acquisition of Premier Purchasing and Marketing Alliance LLC (operating as National Electric Wholesale Providers (NEWP), which provides study materials to electricians, covering materials such as the National Electric Code in the United States. Serving numerous multi-billion dollar companies, NEWP is one of the largest National Electrical Codes wholesalers in the country. It supplies distributors with e-books, mobile applications, and downloadable digital files as well, further demonstrating ProBility’s commitment to the digital realm.

ProBility also provides crane-rigging training/certification in compliance with OSHA-ANSI requirements as part of a publishing and distribution deal with All Purpose Crane Training. The One Exam Prep acquisition, however, is taking things to a new level, as enterprises of any size can take advantage of traditional and online classes from the high school level to career placement. Presently, the ProBility training resources cover 15 major categories and education, career advancement, and testing opportunities in over 60 skilled, in-demand trades.

The company also expects its technology-driven construction training and education services to eventually be offered internationally. For now, its services are reinforcing continuous workplace learning and allowing workers all over the country to begin and advance their careers. ProBility’s unprecedented growth is showing in other ways, too. Recently, OTC Markets uplisted the company to the QB Tier, which requires annual certification and consistent reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Its string of successful acquisitions, including One Exam Prep LLC, proves that the company is quickly becoming a leader in construction industry education, training, and certification in many high-demand fields.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:34 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Positioned for Market Dominance

Employment in the U.S. has undergone profound changes over the last several decades. Workers have been forced to adapt to the new realities of the workplace, and additional skills are required to be competitive. Occupations requiring more education and training are on the rise, and many workers have come to realize that retraining and upgrading their skills is necessary to land and retain a good job.

Although manufacturing in the U.S. hasn’t declined as an industry, and has actually grown in output, manufacturing employment has gone down by about a third since 1990. Automation, global outsourcing, and shifting economic priorities have driven significant changes in the American workplace. Employment opportunities increasingly lie in jobs that require higher level training and technical or analytical skills.

ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) plays a major role in meeting this fast growing demand for job training and continuing education in the new economy. The company is one of the leading online providers of career advancement and training content for tradesman and technical experts. By building the first full-service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields, ProBility is changing the landscape of the skilled trades training and certification industry.

The company is committed to preparing individuals with training, support, and continued education. ProBility provides people with the training and skills needed to land and retain good jobs. Through targeted acquisitions, the company also has become one of the go-to sources for e-learning and training content, exam preparation, testing, certification, continuing education, and career advancement tools for engineers and tradesmen. The broad collection of the company’s comprehensive educational programs is unparalleled, providing individuals and institutions with the skill sets needed to succeed. ProBility intends to organically grow revenues from current operations while also strategically acquiring synergistic companies operating in the multiple fields that they service. Successful execution of its strategy would easily place ProBility in a position of market dominance.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:32 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) is Tackling America’s Skills Gap with its Suite of Technical Training Programs

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) released on Tuesday May 9, 2017, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) has got its ducks lined up in a row. The JOLTS proclaimed happy tidings: the number of manufacturing jobs added in March was the highest for any month since ‘the front end of the Great Recession in early 2008’, according to U.S. News (http://nnw.fm/jcF9Q). But this good news was bundled with some bad news. America is experiencing a skills gap: a mismatch between the skills employers require and the skills the workforce possesses. ProBility Media Corp., however, is aiming to narrow that gap. With its suite of technical training and testing solutions, the company is empowering America’s craftsmen and skilled workers once again.

The JOLTS report (http://nnw.fm/M9Tnb) revealed that, in March, manufacturing industries added 322,000 to their payrolls. This brings to 922,000 the number of manufacturing hires for the first quarter of 2017, an 11 percent year-over-year increase on 2016. The report also showed that there were 394,000 job openings at the end of March, matching the record highest, attained in July 2016, since April 2006. Manufacturing output has expanded substantially since the doldrums of the financial crisis in 2009, with the St. Louis Fed’s index of real manufacturing output recording a rise of 29 percent. Contrary to widespread reports, manufacturing employment has also risen since the Great Depression, although less than output. FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data) shows employment in the sector rising by 8 percent, from 11,475,000 in December 2009 to 12,396,000 in April 2017 (http://nnw.fm/1l3RF).

While the data provides some reassurance that American manufacturing is alive and well, it also reveals a disturbing trend of layoffs, which signals a skills gap. In March, some 105,000 manufacturing workers were laid off. Factories are hiring, but they’re firing, too.

However, ProBility is endeavoring to fill that skills gap. The company provides a range of education and training programs for a wide variety of vocational occupations such as craning, rigging, electrical, plumbing and HVAC.

ProBility is disrupting the technical vocations training and certification industry by creating the first full service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields. It has undertaken a major push into the crane training space and is now developing online training programs employing virtual reality technology. ProBility’s crane e-learning products include full crane operator’s courses that simulate the hands-on experience of a lab and physical school. In addition, its publishing division has been working to create full handbooks to accompany the online courses.

ProBility continues to expand its suite of e-learning, training and testing services, through both acquisitions and internal growth. The company is positioning itself as the go-to resource for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses, and large enterprise customers by offering consistent high-quality training services and materials for education, testing, and career advancement.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:51 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Changing Dreams to Reality

Two recent Wall Street Journal articles reveal that labor pressures are mounting in the construction industry as hiring accelerates across the U.S. economy. The U.S. Labor Department recently reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by a seasonally adjusted 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest level in nearly a decade. Contractors across the country report significant shortages of electricians, carpenters, plumbers, and other skilled and semi-skilled laborers as the volume of building projects increases.

The shortage of skilled labor in many markets has forced contractors to boost pay scales, which has been a contributing factor to new home price increases over the past two years. Construction labor costs are currently rising an average of 4% to 5% annually, outpacing inflation, according to Anirban Basu, chief economist of the Associated Builders and Contractors. “The situation is going to get worse,” he said (http://nnw.fm/6mDLy). It’s estimated that the construction industry presently needs 500,000 more skilled and semi-skilled workers, while another 600,000+ additional workers would be needed should the $1 trillion infrastructure bill proposed by the current administration be passed.

The skilled labor supply shortage isn’t expected to ease soon, as many top construction workers went to work for energy companies during the last building downturn and are now tending to oil rigs and building drilling platforms. ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) is playing a major role in meeting this fast growing demand for job training and continuing education in the current economy. ProBility is one of the leading online providers of career advancement and training content for tradesmen and technical experts. By building the first full-service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields, the company is changing the landscape of the skilled trades training and certification industry.

ProBility is committed to preparing individuals with training, support, and continued education and teaches the skills needed to land and retain good jobs. The company, through strategic acquisitions, has also become one of the go-to sources for e-learning and training content, exam preparation, testing, certification, continuing education, and career advancement tools for both engineers and tradesmen. The broad collection of the company’s comprehensive educational programs is unparalleled, providing individuals and institutions with the skill sets needed to succeed. ProBility will continue to organically grow revenues from current operations while also strategically acquiring synergistic companies, thereby defragmenting and centralizing the skilled trades training marketplace.

The national unemployment rate for construction workers still remains in double digits, but economists note that figure includes both skilled and unskilled workers and finding a skilled worker not already working is increasingly rare. Finding highly specialized trade workers “is proving very, very difficult,” said James Bolger, director of operations at Colorado Concept Lighting Inc., a high-end electrical contractor that has sought for several months to double its staff of four electricians. “It’s almost like looking for a unicorn or jackalope…” (http://nnw.fm/4djWo).

ProBility is changing the search for skilled workers from fantasy to reality and is likely to reward investors along the way.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:09 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) is Bridging America’s Skills Gap with Proprietary Suite of Technical Training Programs

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) shows that the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs added in March 2017 was the highest in any month since the commencement of the recession in 2008; the downside reported in the summary is that a significant skills gap is present in America, which is evidenced by massive manufacturing layoffs that are taking place concurrent with the recent increase in hiring. ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) is poised to profit as it endeavors to fill the nationwide skills gap and empower America’s craftsmen and skilled workers with an array of education and training programs designed for a variety of vocational occupations, including rigging, craning, electrical, plumbing and HVAC. “ProBility is disrupting the technical vocations training and certification industry by creating the first full service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields. It has undertaken a major push into the crane training space and is now developing online training programs employing virtual reality technology. ProBility’s crane e-learning products include full crane operator’s courses that simulate the hands-on experience of a lab and physical school. In addition, its publishing division has been working to create full handbooks to accompany the online courses.”

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:54 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Enters Letter of Intent to Acquire W Marketing, Inc.

Education technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) this morning announced its entry into a binding letter of intent to acquire W Marketing, Inc., a profitable, revenue-generating provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries. Leveraging W Marketing’s nationwide network of electrical distributors, which includes bookstores, trade/vocational schools, universities, retail chains, specialty retailers and independent hardware stores, ProBility expects this acquisition to strengthen its financial position while allowing it to become one of the nation’s largest wholesalers of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) electrical codes. “We are pleased to announce this corporate milestone and look forward to demonstrating the short- and near-term value it creates,” Noah Davis, president and chief operating officer of ProBility, stated in the news release. “When the acquisition is complete, ProBility’s buying power will surpass any wholesaler on the market, and open the doors to thousands of electricians who could benefit from our certification courses, continuing education and code books. Additionally, we expect this acquisition of W Marketing will have a positive impact on forward-looking financials.” W Marketing recorded revenues of $2.7 million in fiscal 2017 following the release of the latest update to the NEC.

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:03 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) eLearning Programs Offer Training to Re-Skill U.S. Workforce

A prescient report (http://nnw.fm/T19dA) from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) lays bare the dearth of “basic” and vocational skills in the U.S. Despite a relatively high level of education, the U.S. experiences a weakness in basic skills when compared to other developed countries, according to the report. As a result, the authors of the study recommend making skills training for young adults more accessible, while linking this training to career development. This is exactly what vocational training company ProBility Media Corp. (OTC: PBYA) is doing. With its suite of training and test preparation solutions, the Texas-based educational technology company is out to develop the first full service training and career advancement brand for technical vocations and skilled trades.

ProBility is aiming to disrupt the technical vocations training and certification industry by creating the first full service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields. A major plank in this strategy is the development of online training programs employing virtual reality technology. In the HVAC field, for example, ProBility’s eLearning products under development include a full HVAC technician’s course that simulates the hands-on experience of a lab and physical school. This practical training is supplemented with a handbook produced by ProBility’s publishing division.

Details of the OECD report show the market opportunity America’s skills gap presents for ProBility. As expected, the ability to cultivate the aptitude needed to work at a trade is impeded if basic skills are lacking. Some math proficiency, for example, is required in most vocations, leading, generally, to a greater awareness and emphasis on developing numerate skills. However, literacy is just as important. Language is an important medium not just for learning but also for reasoning. Most of the time, our conscious cogitation is in verbal terms as we “talk” ourselves through a series of actions or a problem solving sequence. Having a command of grammar and syntax also aids in interpreting and assessing information. This may be why the U.S. also scored low on a related skill: problem solving in technology-rich environments.

More so than in other OECD countries, “socio-economic economic background has a stronger influence on adult basic skills.” However, basic skills are linked not only to employment outcomes, but also to personal and social well-being, the report goes on to point out. The odds of having low levels of health are four times higher for low-skilled U.S. adults than for those with the highest skills, a ratio that is twice the OECD cross-country average.

Other findings of the study point to opportunities for ProBility to deploy its extensive array of online training programs. Most (63%) low-skilled adults in the U.S. are employed, a higher proportion than in other countries. Consequently, they can be targeted through workforce development and evening adult programs. In addition, “participation rates in adult education and training are higher in the U.S. than in most countries at all skill levels, although, as elsewhere, low-skilled adults are less likely to participate.”

On par with these findings, ProBility is continually expanding the range of its training and testing services, through organic growth and by acquisitions, as it executes its strategy of defragmenting the vocational training industry. The company is positioning itself as a one-stop-shop for individuals, small- and medium-size businesses (SMEs), and large enterprise customers in the market for high-quality training services and materials to promote career advancement. ProBility is now, also, one of the largest wholesale supplier of electrical codes in the U.S. and provides exam preparation and certification in 22 states.

For more information, visit www.probilitymedia.com.

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:02 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Records 253% YOY Revenue Growth for 2Q17

Education technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) this morning announced its financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2017. Among the highlights, the company recorded revenues of $1,840,647 for the three-month period, marking an increase of 253 percent over the second quarter of 2016. Notably, this year-over-year growth represents the fourth straight quarter in which ProBility has recorded increasing revenues. “We are extremely proud of our incredibly talented team that continues to deliver sequential revenue growth and record sales,” Evan Levine, Noah Davis and Steven Plumb, executive management team members of ProBility, noted in a joint statement. “Recent sales are reflective of an increase in volume of our online courses which has resulted in an increase in gross margins and we expect this trend to continue.” This sunny forecast is supported by recent moves from the Trump Administration, which is currently working to initiate new programs that support growth in “the very industries that ProBility offers its fully developed learning, training, and compliance products.”

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:58 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Announces Acquisition of W Marketing, Inc.

Education technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) this morning announced that it has closed on its acquisition of W Marketing, Inc., a profitable, revenue-generating provider of National Electrical Codes (NECs) to the electrical and construction industries. “The closing of the acquisition of W Marketing highlights our commitment to aggressively building an international brand for education, training and compliance dedicated to the skilled trades,” Noah Davis, president and chief operating officer of ProBility, stated in the news release. “With the aggressive push from the current administration and the anticipated apprenticeship program, ProBility is positioned to take advantage of the projected upturn in the macroeconomic environment for construction and building by offering high quality products with the emphasis on safety.” Located in Hauppauge, New York, W Marketing leverages a nationwide network of electrical distributors that includes bookstores, trade/vocational schools, universities, retail chains, specialty retailers and independent hardware stores. In fiscal 2017, W Marketing recorded revenues of $2.7 million following the release of the most recent update to the NEC.

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:14 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Arms Job Seekers with the Tools They Need to Compete

- First full-service training and career advancement brand in the skilled trades
- Successfully executing a disruptive approach of defragmenting the skilled trades training market
- Positioning itself to become the leading resource of training services and materials for individuals

Providing e-learning and training to promote professional achievement among America’s workers, ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) is blazing trails as it creates the very first full-service training and career advancement brand in the skilled trades.

Working to change the landscape for small and medium businesses, this EdTech company is engaged in providing consistent, high-quality training materials of a caliber that, typically, only enterprise-level companies would have access to. In offering these topnotch training courses and materials, ProBility is executing a disruptive approach of defragmenting the skilled trades training market and readying the workforce to achieve excellence. ProBility caters to a variety of customers, ranging from tradesmen and small businesses to enterprise-level corporations.

As the gap continues to widen between the skill requirements of hiring companies and the skills possessed by job seekers, companies can have difficulty finding workers that fit their needs, just as would-be workers fail to bring the knowledge and certification needed to qualify for available jobs. ProBility is striving to help craftsmen and skilled workers in the United States obtain the training and expertise they need to successfully compete for available positions within the changing employment landscape. The company’s education and training programs help prepare individuals for a broad range of vocational opportunities, including rigging, craning, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC.

As the professional world sees an increase in occupations that mandate additional education and training, U.S. workers are recognizing that it is necessary to retrain and upgrade their skills in order to compete for the open positions in these fields. ProBility offers a suite of e-learning, technical training and testing solutions and is also seeking to expand those offerings through acquisitions and internal growth. In doing this, the company is positioning itself to become the leading resource of training services and materials for individuals, small and medium businesses and big enterprise customers, providing engineers and tradesmen with an unparalleled assortment of e-learning and training content, exam prep, testing, certification, continuing education and career advancement tools.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:38 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Aims to Meet Construction Industry’s Rising Demand for Skilled Labor

- Successfully addressing growing demand for skilled labor
- A leading source of state-of-the-art education, testing, and career advancement services
- Organically growing revenue through synergies

The construction industry is facing growing demand yet it may have trouble keeping up, given the widespread shortage of skilled workers to fill hourly craft positions – the bulk of construction workers. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (http://nnw.fm/sae3T), two-thirds of construction companies have a hard time finding enough qualified workers. ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA), a Houston, Texas-based provider of comprehensive e-learning services, aims to help the construction industry by providing consistent, high-quality training for a wide range of trades including electrical, plumbing and HVAC, pipe fitting, engineering and more.

Of a total of 1,459 respondents interviewed in the Associated General Contractors survey, 69 percent are having difficulty finding and filling hourly craft positions, according to a press release. The shortages are more severe in the Midwest, South, West and Northeast and come among a steady growth in demand for construction work, according to Associated General Contractors CEO Stephen Sandherr. The lack of a sufficiently qualified labor force can significantly hamper the construction industry’s development and, ultimately, undermine broader economic growth, he said.

To counter the problem, construction companies are offering higher pay and providing vocational training in-house. Nearly half of interviewed construction companies have increased base pay rates for craft workers, while 22 percent started offering improved employee benefits and 20 percent began to provide various bonuses and incentives. A total of 48 percent of construction firms reported doing in-house training, while 37 percent started to get involved with career-building programs in schools and elsewhere to ensure more access to skilled labor.

The worker shortage is all the more problematic as demand for a wide range of construction industry occupations is only expected to grow further. Electricians, roofers, plumbers and masons are among the most popular trades in the industry and also some of the hardest to fill with qualified workers. According to the U.S. Labor Department, nationwide demand for all these categories will grow significantly faster than overall job growth over the next decade.

E-learning and training programs such as the ones offered by ProBility Media Corp. can help solve the skilled labor shortage that the construction industry is facing. By building the first full service career advancement and training brand, ProBility aims to disrupt the skilled technical trades training industry.

The company provides a wide range of online education and training programs, career advancement, and compliance content for a wide range of occupations including electrical, plumbing, rigging, craning, etc. A comprehensive selection of online training programs is already available for craning and electrical workers, including online courses and computer simulations. The company also offers handbooks and printed materials to accompany online courses, via its publishing division.

ProBility aims to significantly change the landscape for small and medium businesses by offering high-quality, consistent training materials that are typically only available to enterprise level firms. While continuing to expand its roster of e-learning, testing and training services through organic growth as well as acquisitions, the company is set to position itself as a leading source of state-of-the-art education, testing and career advancement services for small, medium and large enterprises alike.

For more information about ProBility Media Corp. and the company’s comprehensive e-learning and training services, visit www.ProBilityMedia.com

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:10 pm
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NetworkNewsBreaks – ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Retains PCG Advisory Group

Education technology company ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) this morning announced that it has retained PCG Advisory Group, a leading integrated communications firm, to serve as an advisor for its investor relations and social media communications strategies. “In the eight months since becoming a publicly traded company, ProBility has executed on its business plan and achieved record sales and growth,” Evan Levine, chairman and CEO of ProBility, stated in the news release. “In the first half of 2017, we have already closed and successfully integrated three acquisitions and have several additional opportunities in the pipeline. Our team is now initiating a strategy to effectively communicate our mission to the markets as we continue delivering on our commitment to enhance shareholder value… With the macroeconomic environment favoring investment in construction and the current administration promoting education and training for the skilled trades, we believe that now is an opportune time to maximize awareness amongst a wider audience of investors looking for exposure in an area where there is a dearth of public investment opportunities.”

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:09 pm
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ProBility Media’s (PBYA) Acquisition of W Marketing Expands Its Share of the Educational Market in the $130 Billion Electrical Industry

- Electrical contractor industry in the U.S. consists of 70,000 electrical firms, 650,000 workers
- ProBility Media sees expansion in skilled building trades with “aggressive push” for infrastructure rebuilding from the new administration
- W Marketing offers reference guides and training DVDs as it advocates education for the electrical and construction industries

When ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) closed on its acquisition of W Marketing, Inc., which has a vast library of published products, educational courses and exam preparation materials for the electrical industry, it gained a larger share of the educational market for the $130 billion electrical contractor industry in the U.S.

ProBility, based in Houston, is an EdTech company which offers high quality training courses, eLearning opportunities and materials for the skilled trades. Noah Davis, president and CEO of the company, said the acquisition underscores the firm’s commitment to building an international brand in educating, training, and compliance for the skilled trades. ProBility Media is projecting growth in the building trades, due to the new administration’s “aggressive push” for infrastructure rebuilding.

According to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the industry has 70,000 electrical contracting firms employing more than 650,000 electrical workers (http://nnw.fm/yXGj2). They are responsible for lighting, power, communications, and voltage systems for buildings and residential communities.

W Marketing, located in Hauppauge, New York, has numerous reference guides, training DVDs, and CD-ROMs, and it is a strong advocate of learning in the electrical, plumbing, building, and construction industries. It also is the publisher of the ‘Dr. Watts’ series of companion guides for the electrical and construction industries.

Terms of the acquisition, according to a June 2017 SEC 8K filing (http://nnw.fm/S3rec), indicated that ProBility Media would pay 900,000 shares of restricted common stock, assume a $70,000 outstanding promissory note to Citibank, and pay $75,000 in W Marketing notes owed to W Marketing shareholders. Also included in the purchase terms were earn-out restricted common shares, based on future sales performance, and an employment agreement.

For more information about the company, visit http://www.ProBilityMedia.com

Re: ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:31 pm
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ProBility Media Corp. (PBYA) Providing the 21st Century Apprenticeship

- National training and career advancement for the skilled trades
- 21st century version of apprenticeships
- Consolidating skilled trades training market for market dominance

When it comes to training and education, no one size fits all. Prior to the proliferation of colleges and universities, education and training were achieved through a system of apprenticeship originating during the Middles Ages. Back then, master craftsmen employed young people as inexpensive labor in exchange for food, lodging and formal training in the craft. Most went on to become tradesmen or even master craftsmen themselves. Over time, the apprenticeship system slowly faded until, sometime in the last few generations, the belief evolved that a college degree was the only way to get ahead. However, abundant employment opportunities and good wages are still found in trade jobs, but these positions increasingly require special technical skills and training.

Preparing the American workforce for the technical jobs of today and the growth industries of tomorrow has become an important challenge facing our society. We know that in the near future robots, autonomous vehicles, and artificial intelligence are going to fundamentally change the nature of work. It takes colleges and universities years to understand and respond to industry trends and to then develop education programs to try to fill the need. The situation demands a far more nimble training system that can produce skilled workers today yet shift quickly to new technologies and business opportunities on the horizon.

ProBility Media Corp. (OTCQB: PBYA) delivers just such a responsive and relevant education system, offering training and continuing education relevant to the workplace demands of both today and tomorrow. One of the nation’s leading online providers of career advancement and training content for tradesman and technical experts, ProBility is changing the landscape of the skilled trades training and certification industry. ProBility has built the first full-service training and career advancement brand in the technical fields and provides the training and skills needed to get and keep good jobs today while preparing for the jobs of the future. The company has grown to become the go-to source for e-learning and training content, as well as exam preparation, testing, certification, continuing education, and career advancement tools designed for engineers and tradesmen. ProBility plans continued organic growth from current operations and, through the strategic acquisition of synergistic companies, to ultimately reach a position of market dominance.

The company’s wide ranging online technical and skilled trades programs have become the 21st century’s version of the apprentice system. ProBility is preparing the American workforce to achieve excellence today and well into the future, creating a company that continues to grow for its investors because it is unique in efficiently addressing a fast growing market.

For more information about the company, visit www.ProBilityMedia.com