Who We Are


Founded in 1994, The Training Associates (TTA) is the largest, most recognized provider of on-demand learning and development talent and training-related solutions.  TTA's talent offerings feature over 25,000 learning and development (L&D) resources specializing in adult learning for all information technologies, business (soft) skills, and learning modalities. Our vast experience enables us to quickly assess your learning needs and expertly undertake and manage projects of any size or scope related to the design, development, and delivery of training.


TTA is committed to quality. We stand behind the quality of every TTA training professional we deploy, as well as all TTA services performed.  We back our commitment with a 100% client satisfaction guarantee. Our numerous awards reflect our commitment to customer satisfaction.


TTA founders Vic and Maria Melfa have been recruiting, vetting, and placing contract L&D talent since the 1980s where they led their former company, Vitronix, to become the first and largest training center in the country for Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Oracle, and SUN UNIX training. TTA execs and seasoned management staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, including the learning, staffing, and recruiting industries.  Under the governance of these leaders, TTA has grown to become the largest supplier of L&D talent and training-related solutions in the world. 

Rapid Scalability

One training professional or hundreds — no matter the number of qualified training professionals needed for your project, TTA has the capabilities and resources to deliver exactly what you need, on time and on budget.

Trusted Partner

TTA's solutions are relied upon by the world’s foremost companies, including most of the Fortune 500 and most leading training and consulting organizations.

Customized Solutions

TTA collaborates with your learning and development team to understand your organization’s unique goals, resource gaps, and expected outcomes. We then quickly identify, qualify, and deploy the right learning talent and customized training delivery solutions to seamlessly integrate with, and augment your internal resources to drive the sustainable business results your C-suite and senior leaders require.

Project Support

For any size engagement, TTA provides project support ranging from talent recruiting and logistics management, to full project or program management – enabling your organization to focus on the bigger picture.

Cost-Saving Solutions

Business Process Outsourcing is no longer considered a trend or strategy only to be utilized in a down economy.  Training BPO is a key strategy employed by most leading companies to drastically reduce training-related costs while still achieving corporate objectives.

Family-Owned and Operated Since 1994

The Training Associates was established by father-daughter team Vic and Maria Melfa to serve the vast market need for a professional consulting organization specializing in providing high quality, on-demand L&D talent and training delivery solutions to clients and partners. They, along with their seasoned management team, are in the trenches, dealing with the day-to-day operation of the business, defining the company’s culture, developing new or innovative services to provide clients  – and ensuring that clients are completely satisfied with the services provided.