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Addressing IT Training Challenges: How Learning Tree Harnesses the Benefits of Blended Learning in the Workplace

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Learning Tree International (OTCQX: LTRE) announced today its expansion of blended solutions to address two key learning challenges in IT training: notoriously low completion rates of self-paced learning, as well as the need for flexibility beyond a classroom event that includes anytime access to relevant content and other engaging learning tools. Learning Tree sees the benefits of blended learning in the workplace as a natural next step in training.

“With less than 20% completion rates of e-learning alone, we wanted to build something that capitalizes on the convenience of on-demand content, but not leave learners with no access to help when they need it most,” said Brian Simms, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Learning Tree. “We are using our own award-winning content, plus partner content, market research, and ongoing client feedback to build blended learning packages that offer learners optimal tools and resources for the way they want to learn.”

An example of adopting more than just e-learning or stand-alone classroom events, Learning Tree offers the popular ITIL Foundation Certification Training course with all four learning options shown, including bringing training to a client’s facility and the option of customizing content for specific case study use.

View details: ITIL Foundation Certification Training

New blended learning options are also available for CompTIA Security+, Emotional Intelligence, Project Management, SQL Server, Microsoft Excel, and more.

As learning needs change over time, and with job roles and project teams shifting, those leading learning and development for organizations must be flexible in their approach to supporting employees, yet also focus on optimizing spend, along with tracking and reporting of results. Learning Tree’s new blended learning approach can support organizations in rapidly providing increased learning flexibility and options for their employees.

“While instructor-led is still viewed as the best way for applied learning, there are benefits of blended learning. We understand the pressures on organizations to upskill their employees, but to do so without impacting current productivity,” said Richard A. Spires, CEO at Learning Tree. “All learning is not created equal, and there is so much information available online today. Learning Tree provides organizations with flexible learning solutions that focus on practical approaches to supporting a learner’s journey to mastery.”

To view the expanded offering on currently available topics, visit:

U.S.: LearningTree.com/BlendedLearning

Canada: LearningTree.ca/BlendedLearning

U.K.: LearningTree.co.uk/BlendedLearning

Sweden: LearningTree.se/BlendedLearning

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a trusted, global partner delivering mission-critical IT training and certifications, as well as the communication and critical thinking skills necessary to effectively deploy and deliver major IT initiatives. Over 2.5 million IT & business professionals around the world have enhanced their skills through Learning Tree's extensive library of proprietary and partner content. Today, Learning Tree offers an expanded training portfolio, including Agile, cyber security, cloud computing, program/project management, web development, operating systems, networking, leadership, and more. Attendees enjoy award-winning content that goes beyond the classroom with customized blended learning solutions featuring instructor-led, on-demand, and online training through Learning Tree AnyWare®, a modern technology platform that delivers an immersive, virtual learning experience.

We go beyond training with Workforce Optimization Solutions — a modern approach that improves the adoption of skills and accelerates the implementation of technical and business processes required to improve IT service delivery. These services include: needs assessments, skill gaps analyses, blended delivery, and acceleration workshops delivered by our expert instructors — working professionals with 15+ years of experience in the fields in which they teach.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on Learning Tree. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of Learning Tree. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting Learning Tree will be the same as those anticipated. Learning Tree cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. Investors should not put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since they are based on key assumptions about future risks and uncertainties. Some of these risks and uncertainties that could affect Learning Tree and its business include, but are not limited to the following: our ability to continue as a going concern; our ability to obtain additional liquidity in amounts and on terms acceptable to the Company; our ability to reverse our trend of declining year over year revenues and negative cash flows from operations, and to maintain sufficient liquidity; our ability to successfully implement our new strategies including achieving our cost reduction goals; competition; international operations, including currency fluctuations; attracting and retaining qualified personnel; intellectual property, including having to defend potential infringement claims; implementation of partnerships with third party providers of courses and or course material; efficient delivery and scheduling of Learning Tree's courses; technology development and new technology introduction; the timely development, introduction, and customer acceptance of our courses and other products; a majority of our outstanding common stock is beneficially owned by our chairman and his spouse; risks associated with maintaining cyber security; changing economic and market conditions; and adverse weather conditions, strikes, acts of war or terrorism and other external events. Learning Tree is not undertaking any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events, developments or changed circumstances.

In order to help the reader assess the factors and risks in Learning Tree's business that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward looking statements, Learning Tree discusses in its 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Form 10-K”), those risks in Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, as well as in its other filings with the SEC. Please read the Form 10-K, including the Risk Factors included therein, which is filed with the SEC and available at the SEC's Internet site (https://www.sec.gov).

Contact information

Learning Tree International
Tricia Sacchetti, +1 703-925-5552
Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
Tricia_Sacchetti@LearningTree.com

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