Press Release

Aptech signs Joint Venture with New Life Group to expand its retail business in Philippines

08 December, 2009

Mumbai: Aptech Limited, a global retail & corporate training solutions major, has signed a Joint Venture contract with New Life Group Inc, a Filipino Company to expand its presence in the country.

The Joint Venture will be shared in the ratio of 60:40 in favour of New life Group Inc & Aptech respectively.

The JV will also serve to expand the scope of the retail training brands of Aptech, namely Aptech Computer Education, Arena Multimedia, Avalon Academy, English Express & N-Power across Cambodia, Philippines and Laos. The Philippine IT market is expected to be a regional outperformer over the next few years, with the Information Technology report Q4 2009 projecting an increase in spending from a projected US $2.4bn this year to around US $3.6bn in 2013.

At the signing of the JV in Philippines, Ninad Karpe, CEO & MD, Aptech Limited, said, “With the JV, we can look to carry the Aptech brand and its expertise into Philippines & address the retail market with ACCP and other related ICT courses. The demand for IT education in Philippines is evolving rapidly & value-added services such as technical support and product troubleshooting along with basic IT and hardware consulting are on the rise. Our programs will aim to deliver the best benefit to students in terms of enhanced employability options upon their completion.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ram Sitaldas, renowned entrepreneur & CMD, New Life Group, shared, “Through this alliance, we are bringing the core values of Aptech - as a global learning solutions provider - and New Life Group together. The knowledge of the local market across Philippines that New Life Group brings is unmatched and we aim to marry both these elements to create a sustainable, scalable model in our country”.

About Aptech Limited

Aptech commenced its IT education & training business in 1986 and has trained over 5 million students – globally. Aptech is an ISO 9001:2000 organization and the first IT Training and Education company to get this certification for Education Support Services in 1993.

Aptech is a Learning Solutions company with two main streams of businesses – Individual training and Corporate Learning Services.

Under Individual Training, Aptech offers career and professional training in IT (Aptech Computer Education), Animation & Multimedia (Arena Animation); Certified Hardware & Networking Training (N-Power) and Aviation & Hospitality Training (Avalon Academy).

Corporate Learning Services includes Content Development (Aptech Learning Services) & Training & Assessment Solutions for Corporates & Institutions (Aptech Training Solutions & ATTEST).

For further information on Aptech Limited please do visit our website at www.aptech-worldwide.com

For further information contact:

Aptech Limited
Shrutidhar Paliwal
Phone: +91 9320720477/ +91 9820120477
E-mail: shrutidharp@aptech.ac.in


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