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General Physics (GP), one of the market leading performance improvement specialists, is helping employees at Alcan Smelting and Power UK, who are part of Alcan Inc. one of the world’s largest producers of raw aluminium and aluminium products, to improve their computer literacy. GP’s industry qualified consultants are providing a range of desktop applications training, including Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes for more than 300 workers at the Lynemouth Smelter and Power Station Complex in Northumberland.

The programme, which has been successfully running for a number of months, is in response to the increasing use of IT at Alcan, and the natural growth of Alcan employees’ computer skills. GP was selected from a number of leading training providers after a series of successful training projects conducted at Alcan, and because of the flexibility of its consultants, and the excellent levels of service offered.

The increased level of IT skills at Alcan offers the company efficiencies in both time and cost, and ensures that employees have the necessary skills to maximise the technology available to them. GP’s desktop training also offers competitive advantage and increased productivity as a result of the enhanced skills of its workforce.

Eric Fear, based at Alcan’s Lynemouth facility announced, “Our staff have been delighted with the service offered by GP. We have built an excellent relationship with the consultants and they have helped raise the IT literacy of our staff for corporate and individual benefit.


“We are currently considering upgrading our Lotus Notes software, and we look forward to working with GP to develop an on-going strategy for success.”

GP’s Senior Project Manager, Christine Gadomski, says, “We are delighted to be working with Alcan Smelting & Power UK to improve the desktop skills of their employees. We have provided a wide range of skills from basic level IT Training to more advanced applications training to suit Alcan’s IT requirement.

“Our consultants are experts in assessing businesses’ IT requisites, and this has helped ensure that Alcan has received a best-fit solution and experience maximum business benefits from GP’s programme.”




For more information contact Lyndon Johnson at Emmett and Smith Limited on tel: 020 7831 2999, fax 020 7831 2722, or by email lyndonj@esl.org.uk


Notes to editor:

GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation, listed on the New York Stock Exchange as GPX. GP is a performance improvement company with more than 1,900 professionals and more than 70 offices worldwide. In the UK, GP is registered as General Physics (UK) Limited and has headquarters in Stockport, Cheshire.

GP develops training programmes for the specific needs of clients. Programmes have been developed for systems managers and executives, engineers, sales associates, plant operators, the maintenance and purchasing workforces and information technology professionals in the public and private sectors in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Clients include multi-national companies, manufacturing and process industries, utilities and other commercial and government customers.


Additional information about GP may be found at http://www.gpworldwide.com


GP’s worldwide headquarters are in Columbia, Maryland, USA







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