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General Physics Corporation is Awarded Contract Renewal from United Technologies Corporation for Outsourced Training Services

Elkridge, MD. February 28, 2008. -- Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), a subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), has again been chosen by United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) to provide training management services to support UTC’s educational assistance, and learning and development programs.

As part of its training business process solution, GP provides UTC with a set of services that includes training administration, course material logistics, and vendor payments for corporate headquarter-sponsored domestic U.S. training.  GP also provides administration of UTC’s Employee Scholar Program (ESP) for all domestic U.S. employees including university payments and global processing of ESP awards. GP supports UTC’s programs, utilizing a custom-developed education management application and centralized call and processing center.  GP has provided training services to UTC since 2003.

Among the UTC initiatives supported by GP services is UTC’s Employee Scholar Program, which pays 100 percent of the academic costs for any UTC employee studying at an accredited institution and grants them a stock award upon completion of a degree. Since the program was established in 1996, UTC has spent more than $689 million on tuition, books, fees and stock grants for those who completed degrees.  

GP has provided training business process outsourcing services for over 20 years, and its training administration and logistics processes are ISO 9002 registered.  Adherence to these processes ensures that every service, product, and process meets the highest industry standards.

About UTC

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company that provides high-technology products and support services to the commercial building and the aerospace industries through its Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security, UTC Power, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, and Sikorsky business units. Additional information may be found at www.utc.com.

About GP

GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training and e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. Through its PMC, Sandy Corporation and Via Training divisions, GP provides custom sales training solutions. 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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Contacts:

Scott N. Greenberg
Chief Executive Officer
(410) 379-3640

Sharon Esposito-Mayer
Chief Financial Officer
(410) 379-3636

Jamie Coffey
Director, Communications
(443) 255-3400

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