Global Knowledge Canada and Nexient Learning Integrate Training Capabilities

Comprehensive portfolio and learning solutions meet market demand for corporate training

TORONTO, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Global Knowledge, the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training announced today that it has completed the integration of learning offerings with Nexient Learning, Canada's largest corporate training provider. The combined portfolio further positions the global leader in the Canadian market with an unparalleled ability to deliver exceptional learning solutions through expanded product lines and course offerings targeted at all levels of business.

"As expected, by uniting the best of Global Knowledge's training expertise with Nexient's award-winning curriculum, we are now able to provide an unmatched learning experience for our Canadian customers," said Brian K. Branson, CEO of Global Knowledge. "We are delivering expanded and exceptional learning solutions in IT, business skills, project management, business analysis, and leadership development."

Canadians now have over 1,200 courses to choose from and the highest level of premium learning services available anywhere in the world. The company's ongoing research and development on its proprietary and award-winning curriculum will advance educational offerings in critical IT and business areas. IT professionals can advance their skills and earn certification in high-demand areas including Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, Networking, and Security. Business professionals can meet their development objectives with everything from a single course to university accredited programs in critical business disciplines such as project management, business analysis, ITIL, and leadership development as companies and their employees attempt to deal with new financial realities, changing demographics, and a potential skills shortage.

"The power of our all-inclusive anytime, anywhere learning philosophy coupled with the worldwide network of talent and thought leadership from our instructional designers, facilitators, trainers and partners, enable us to address and influence the future of adult learning," said Donna de Winter, president of Global Knowledge Canada. "The combination of Global Knowledge's best practices and leadership and Nexient's 20 years of experience delivering training across 14 campuses provides the ideal alliance to meet the needs of the marketplace. The completion of the integration of our course offerings is the latest step in making this a reality."

The assets of Nexient Learning Inc. were acquired by Global Knowledge Training LLC in August 2009. The company will continue operating under the Nexient Learning name until the brand transition to Global Knowledge is completed during 2010. For more information about our training solutions visit www.nexientlearning.com or www.globalknowledge.ca.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our more than 1,200 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. The company's web site is at www.globalknowledge.com.

About Nexient Learning

Nexient Learning, a Global Knowledge Company, is the largest corporate training and talent development company in Canada, serving more than 100,000 learners per year. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Nexient delivers the broadest choice of top-caliber, industry-recognized curricula in IT, business process improvement, and leadership business solutions. With 14 locations across Canada, Nexient offers innovative learning solutions in both classroom and online formats. The company's web site is at www.nexientlearning.com.

SOURCE NEXIENT LEARNING INC.

For further information: For further information: Shaun Jackson, Director, Marketing, Nexient Learning, A Global Knowledge Company, sjackson@nexientlearning.com, t: (416) 964-8688 EXT. 2220

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