Raytheon delivers first training programme under contract with GM Korea Company
RUESSELSHEIM, Germany, (April 18, 2013) — Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has delivered the launch training programme for the Chevrolet Trax Urban Life Vehicle, the first training event conducted under a multimillion dollar contract to manage dealer training for General Motors Korea Company (GMKC).
As part of the contract, RPS will manage content development and training administration services for GMKC’s sales, non-technical after sales and technical dealer personnel. The contract also includes the delivery of sales and non-technical training for GMKC’s Chevrolet dealer training programme in the Republic of Korea.
"RPS will provide highly effective and efficient learning programmes to GMKC's dealer network, utilising blended media solutions that fully support GMKC's near- and long-term business strategies and goals," said Ankush Arora, vice president of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales for GMKC. "The recent launch of the Chevrolet Trax Urban Life Vehicle has proven to be the most successful dealer sales training event that we’ve ever conducted. It demonstrated RPS’s expertise and we look forward to a strong partnership."
Close to 1,000 sales managers from over 300 dealerships were given the launch training through the Chevrolet Academy, and rated the experience "outstanding".
The contract expands the global network of GM companies for which RPS provides a full spectrum of learning solutions ranging from technical service training to sales training for dealerships.
"This recognises our reputation for providing the highest quality training to organisations worldwide," said Mark Oliver, managing director of RPS EMEA. "RPS has been successfully providing similar services to other GM brands around the globe for approximately 20 years, and will use the skills and expertise gained from these other regions to implement an industry-leading solution for the benefit of our customer."
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