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Specialist Education Training Company REDTRAY Sign Agreement with CSC

Many industry sectors seem to be aware of the training and skills issues they face both in recruitment and with existing staff, but are unwilling to take the necessary steps to tackle them.

In a bid to buck this trend and provide the best training support, global IT services company Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) have signed an agreement with education company REDTRAY. The agreement will see REDTRAY providing managed IT education and training to CSC personnel and clients throughout Britain. Signed for a period of five years, the agreement is worth an estimated £16 million.

The Companies

REDTRAY is a specialist education company that has developed an extremely broad selection of training solutions for the UK. They focus on delivering bespoke training, content, technology and consulting services and are constantly developing to ensure that they remain responsive to client needs. Founded in 2001, REDTRAY have offices throughout the UK with a professional team of over 100 experienced training professionals.

CSC was founded in 1959, and has since become a leading global IT services company. Their mission is to provide customers both in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges to better assist them in the advanced use of technology. CSC have approximately 78,000 employees on their books, and reported an annual turnover (for the year ending September 30th 2005) of $14.5 billion.

Delivering on Demand

Will Matthews, CSCs UK Head of Learning and Development, spoke of his pleasure and anticipation of this development, saying: “Our strategy for working with REDTRAY is to deliver a training service that complements the other CSC business change activities we are working on with our clients. Further to a rigorous selection process, REDTRAY was identified as an organisation that is highly capable of delivering the products and services currently required by CSC and its clients.

Reputation and prestige often prove to be important factors in decisions such as this. Mr. Matthews commented: “In choosing REDTRAY, we will be working with a company that has an excellent track record in successfully running combined and complementary training programmes.”

The Chief Executive Officer for REDTRAY, said: “This agreement signifies the value that REDTRAY can bring to CSC staff and clients by providing training expertise, resources and established capability for managing and delivering blended training solutions.”

Jethro Marsh

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