January 06, 2010 // Franchising.com // Conshohocken, PA, U.S.A. New Horizons, the world's largest independent I.T. training company, today announced plans to enter the Scandinavia region with a newly formed franchise partnership in the country of Sweden.
The U.S.-based franchisor has entered a 10-year agreement with Kompetenskonsulterna AB, headed by industry veterans Mathias Karlsson and Kristian Karre, to open and operate New Horizons centers in the cities of Stockholm, Malmo, and Gothenburg. The Stockholm center, expected to open in early 2010, will serve as the group's flagship location.
The business will feature New Horizons award-winning Mentored Learning™ delivery methodology, and other cutting-edge products and programs, all delivered in state-of-the-art training centers at convenient locations throughout Sweden.
"New Horizons is often cited around the world as an innovator in training," said Messrs. Karlsson and Karre, "New Horizons Sweden will use these innovative approaches to offer businesses and individuals in Sweden an unmatched learning experience."
"As we continue to grow our 45-location Europe network, and our 300-location global network, Sweden, and the Nordic Countries generally, will play an important role," said Darius Shey, Group Vice President International, New Horizons Worldwide. "We are confident that in dynamic, highly sophisticated markets like these, our differentiators like Mentored Learning will have an immediate and positive impact for customers. We are excited to bring the world's best I.T. training to the Swedish market."
With over 300 centers in 70 countries, U.S.-based New Horizons Worldwide Inc. (Pink Sheets: NWRZ.PK) is the world's largest I.T. training company. Through an integrated learning approach that ensures that new knowledge can be applied to real-life situations, New Horizons delivers a full range of technology and business skills training from basic application and desktop productivity tools to complex and integrated business systems. New Horizons continues to expand its offerings, locations, and solutions to meet the growing demands placed on organizations and their employees.