CLC - History

Company History


8 CLC customers have been honored as CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions or Emerging Champions

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions recognizes organizations that create business impact by investing in the skills and educations of their frontline employees. 36 organizations across the U.S. have been nationally recognized as Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions or Emerging Champions, and 8 of them are CLC customers! Our customers use CLC products like School At Work and ECHO to invest in their workers. We are very proud of: Norton Healthcare, Mercy, TriHealth, University Health System, UC Davis Health, Yale New Haven Hospital, UnityPoint Health, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. These organizations are highly focused on culture and employee development.


CLC Celebrates 20th Anniversary and releases NCharge® - Nurses Learning to Lead

This is the company's first product designed specifically for nurses. During 2013, two phases of research were conducted to understand the specific need for charge nurse education, and for pilot test curriculum. CLC collaborated with long-time customer HCA to conduct focus groups with 80 charge nurses. Input was also received from over 30 other healthcare organizations. The Charge Nurse Fundamentals and Critical Thinking classes were pilot tested with classes of 40 charge nurses in Richmond and Houston.


Release of Accelerated Performance Series® (CAPS), rapid implementation training seminars for a range of audiences.

CAPS courses provide a "quick start" ability to address targeted skill needs with high-quality, healthcare specific courses. There are ten different 2.5 hour classroom seminars that quickly address challenges that surface due to performance issues.


Release of ECHO® 2.0

ECHO is a career development system for mid-level employees. CLC shifted its focus to helping its customers navigate the changes brought on by healthcare reform, touching a broader group of employees to develop the workforce and increase patient satisfaction. ECHO was the first step in this transition, followed shortly by the production of CAPS.


CLC introduced CareerCare®

In response to increasing customer interest in “growing their own” employees. Important milestones reached in 2010 were the release of SAW 2.0 and enrollment of the 10,000th SAW student at the University of Missouri Healthcare System.


Company name changed to Catalyst Learning

The same year the Company began increasing its focus on serving the healthcare industry. In 2005, healthcare became the single focus for CLC.


SAW is customized as an employer-centered healthcare curriculum.

A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor funded the work - in addition to building this curriculum, the grant provided for collaborations with the public workforce system and developing what has become a national customer base. CLC’s academic partner in development of the healthcare curriculum was Anne Arundel Community College of Maryland.


The Company began testing School at Work® (SAW).

School at Work was tested via an alliance with Louisville’s Jefferson Community & Technical College. SAW is a career development system that addresses the unique challenges of entry-level employees. Success in these trials demonstrated that with strong employer support, distance learning could produce solid educational and engagement outcomes for low-wage workers.


Catalyst Learning Company (CLC) was founded.

Originally called Hospitality TV, CLC was founded as a distance learning company. Educational content was delivered via satellite to clients such as Outback Steakhouse, The Olive Garden, Marriott Hotels, the National Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation. Catalyst Learning also developed its first public-private partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges to create National Video Communications Network (NVC).