China-based TRIG, owned by Israelis Zvi Shalgo and Ron Efron, has acquired the operations of John Bryce in China. John Bryce is the training division of Israeli IT company Matrix.

TRIG specializes in high-tech training and computerized adaptive testing, based on cutting-edge technology developed in Israel and adjusted to the Chinese market.

As an approved vendor for the biggest corporations in China – including Intel, SAP, EMC, Autodesk, Adobe, HP, CA, Fujitsu, Sony, Marvell, ECI, CITI, Ericsson, China Mobile, PingAn , China Petrol and ZTE — the new company will represent Western companies offering HR management software and applications services.

Computerized adaptive testing is used to assess job candidates’ personality, integrity and skills. It’s based on an algorithm developed in Israel by organizational psychologists and software experts. The Chinese version has been adapted to local cultural, language and behavioral norms.

Shalgo, the major investor and managing partner in TRIG, is the founder and former CEO of PTL Group China, which supports foreign technology companies in China with outsourced management and operational services. Shalgo was also a cofounder of John Bryce China.

“This is an ideal platform for innovative companies that seek to enter the Chinese market and provide technology and advanced services for HR departments and development centers in China,” said Shalgo.

Zvi Shalgo. Photo: courtesy
Zvi Shalgo. Photo: courtesy

“There is currently great demand for technological training in China,” he said, noting that China faces a significant problem in human resources as the market shifts from a production-based economy to technology and advanced services.

China’s professional training sector was worth about $12 billion in 2014, and has grown by a compound average rate of more than 11 percent over the past four years.