Silverchair Learning Systems to close Charlottesville office

Silverchair Learning Systems to close Charlottesville office

Silverchair Learning Systems, a local designer of online training products for the senior care industry, announced this week that its Charlottesville branch is closing. According to Mike Mutka, the company will merge with Essential Learning, LLC, and consolidate in Cary, North Carolina.

Vista Equity Partners acquired both Essential Learning, LLC, and Silverchair Learning Systems earlier this year, and Mutka said by the latter part of 2013, they will become Relias Learning. The Charlottesville office will close, but Mutka said it’s not all bad news for the company.

“We are actually growing the number of employees in the organization, we anticipate by about 25 percent in the next six months,” he said. “We had two growing companies with employees scattered all over, and we needed to get everybody in one place. So we had to make the difficult decision of choosing one place.”

That means Charlottesville staff are moving or are out of a job. Most all Silverchair Learning Systems employees will have the option to relocate to Cary and keep their current jobs, Mutka said. For those who opt out, severance packages will be distributed.

Silverchair Information Systems, the principal business of Silverchair Holdings, is no longer affiliated with Silverchair Learning Systems, and is still operating in Charlottesville on the Downtown Mall.