For the fifth consecutive year, ESL Federal Credit Union’s training and development efforts have been recognized among the country’s elite learning professionals.

For the fifth consecutive year, ESL Federal Credit Union’s training and development efforts have been recognized among the country’s elite learning professionals.

Training magazine, a leading national trade publication for training and development, announced its top 125 training organizations for 2011 earlier this month at its annual conference in San Diego. ESL was named number 34th, 37 spots higher than a year ago.

This prestigious award honors organizations that stand above their peers in workforce investment. It is one of the most elite rankings in this field.

To be considered for inclusion in the annual listing, companies must complete a lengthy and rigorous application, which is scored both quantitatively by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.

Training magazine’s editorial staff scrutinizes the submissions and use a specific set of criteria to narrow the large field of applicants to the select group that comprise this year’s winners.