Elkridge, MD. December 15, 2010. –Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), announced today that its Energy Services group achieved approved provider status from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Education Program.

NERC requires Electric Transmission System Operators to maintain and expand their professional knowledge to stay current with new developments and technologies. This requirement is fulfilled through participation in the NERC Continuing Education Program. Certified System Operators must earn specified numbers of Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) on a periodic basis to retain Operator certification.

Recognition as an approved provider certifies that GP adheres to NERC Continuing Education Program Criteria. This provides GP the ability to deliver customized learning without the need to submit separate applications before the training is delivered. CEHs are awarded to participants following NERC approval of individual learning activities. 

Mr. Joe Nasal, Senior Vice President for GP Energy Services, commented, “We are pleased to be certified as an approved provider of Continuing Education for NERC. Being an approved provider is affirmation of our ability to produce high-quality training for a workforce that is critical to the continued reliable operation of our nation’s electric power infrastructure; we look forward to working with industry participants to meet their NERC Continuing Education requirements.”  

About GP

GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at www.gpworldwide.com.


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