RESTON, VA (February 23, 2011)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ:LTRE) today announced it received an honorable mention in the Bersin & Associates 2011 Learning Leaders® Program for Learning Tree AnyWare™, a live, online instructor-led training delivery solution that connects individuals at any location to an actual classroom training event. Learning Tree AnyWare was recognized in the Vendor Innovation in Learning and Talent Management category, which evaluates innovative vendor solutions that are proven to drive business results.
Learning Tree AnyWare enables online participants to fully engage with instructors and interact with classmates through a media-rich interface, which integrates live classroom video, audio and chat features. It also allows participants to view instructor demos and perform hands-on course exercises in real time with one-on-one instructor guidance. AnyWare delivers the benefits of classroom training while also providing online participants the flexibility to access a wide range of course titles regardless of where the course is being held.
"Last year, Learning Tree AnyWare achieved several milestones, including nearly 7,000 enrollments of online participants from 41 countries, an expansion of AnyWare course offerings to more than 160 titles, and the launch of Learning Tree AnyWare training solution in Sweden, thus furthering our reach to those who want to stay ahead of the learning curve," said Nick Schacht, president and CEO of Learning Tree International. "It’s a win-win situation for organizations, particularly those with multiple offices and dispersed staff, who need to continue investing in quality staff development during these challenging times when travel budgets have been cut or eliminated. We are honored to receive this recognition from Bersin & Associates for our efforts to provide customers with the ability to obtain the training they need, when they need it, from wherever they are located."
Bersin & Associates' annual Learning Leaders Program recognizes organizations that drive significant business improvement with innovative and effective approaches to employee learning and talent management. In addition to the honorable mention acclaim, Learning Tree AnyWare was featured in the Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders® 2011: Lessons from the Best report that provides a detailed look at the winners and honorable mentions.
To learn more about AnyWare visit: www.LearningTree.com/AnyWare
About Learning Tree International
Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit www.learningtree.com, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters addressed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Please do not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since they are based on key assumptions about future risks and uncertainties. Although Learning Tree believes that its assumptions are reasonable, inevitably some will prove to be incorrect. As a result, Learning Tree's actual future results can be expected to differ from those in this release, and those differences may be material. Learning Tree is not undertaking any obligation to update forward-looking statements. In order to help the reader assess the major risks in Learning Tree's business, Learning Tree has identified many, but not all, of these risks in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in Learning Tree's Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Item 1A”). Please read that exhibit carefully. Some of the factors discussed in Item 1A that could affect Learning Tree include the following: risks associated with the timely development, introduction, and customer acceptance of Learning Tree's Courses; competition; international operations, including currency fluctuations; changing economic and market conditions; technology development and new technology introduction; efficient delivery and scheduling of Learning Tree's courses; adverse weather conditions, strikes, acts of war or terrorism and other external events; and attracting and retaining qualified personnel.
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