Raytheon Is First Provider to Offer Accredited Qualifications in a Virtual Classroom Environment

By Raytheon Company, PRNE
Monday, October 4, 2010

Qualifications aim to optimize work force skills

MILTON KEYNES, England, October 5, 2010 - Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN), is the first provider in the U.K. to launch accredited
qualifications that are delivered via virtual classroom training and a
collaborative learning approach.

All qualifications are accredited by the Institute of Leadership &
Management, the U.K.'s premier awarding body for leadership and management
qualifications. The Internet-based technology enables full interaction among
students, trainers and peers and is designed to maximize the practical
application of skills and knowledge back into the workplace.

Anita Douglas, RPS business development director, said: "The economic
slowdown has led many organizations to reduce their training budgets.
Innovative learning solutions are needed if we are to reduce time away from
the workplace and improve skills. Our qualifications and innovative learning
methods enable organizations to do more with fewer resources in a
nondisruptive way."

RPS currently offers Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in a variety of
courseware. Learn more about RPS' offerings at

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of US$25 billion, is a technology and
innovation leader specializing in defence, homeland security and other
government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.

    Sabine Koenig

Sabine Koenig of Raytheon Company, +44(0)1908-545-756, rps-contact at raytheon.com

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