Raytheon Named Top Training Provider by HRO Today

DALLAS , April 10, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- HRO Today named Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), to the magazine's "Baker's Dozen" list of top training outsourcing providers. The magazine has named RPS to the list for three consecutive years.

HRO Today chose RPS from an initial field of more than two dozen providers that manage clients' training processes in long-term outsourcing engagements. The magazine selected its final list of top providers based on input about breadth and quality of training services from the providers themselves, their competitors and customers.

"This recognition highlights Raytheon's 15 years of experience in redesigning and managing global training programs for commercial clients like General Motors, Pfizer, Midas, Kia and DTE Energy," said Dave Letts , RPS general manager. "More recently, we've applied these innovative training practices within military and government training environments, improving operational readiness for customers like NASA's Johnson Space Center and the U.K. Ministry of Defence through its Defence Training Review initiative."

RPS also earned the number one position on the "Top 10 Training Services Vendors" list compiled by the Brown-Wilson Group in "The Black Book of Outsourcing." The ranking results from the group's annual survey of leaders in commercial and government organizations that use outsourcing services. More than 21,000 validated survey responses evaluated 4,500 outsourcing providers.

RPS clients have received recognition for training excellence from the American Society for Training and Development, the German Association of Sales Promoters and Trainers, and "Workforce Management" and "eLearning." In speaking about RPS' award-winning training services for General Motors' service technicians in North America , Josh Bersin , principal and founder of Bersin & Associates, said: "This program should be studied by every learning executive. The program is incredibly ambitious and touches one of the most business-critical elements in the GM business model. Its success is a testimony to the value of carefully honed best practices for program analysis, design, implementation and management."

A business unit of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, RPS is a global leader in training services and outsourcing. With 800 learning professionals serving clients in 70 countries and 25 languages, RPS improves clients' business performance by redesigning how they train their employees, customers and partners; implementing their new training design; and managing their training in long-term outsourcing engagements.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects, and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass. , Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company



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