|For Immediate Release:||21 January 2008|
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Pearson VUE sponsors IITT Awards ChildLine Auction 2008
January 7th 2008 Pearson VUE took part in the IT TRAINING AWARDS at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, London. Joining many of the industry names at the Institute’s prestigious Awards Dinner, which celebrates quality, excellence and best practice in the IT Training Industry, Pearson VUE were pleased to be able to sponsor the Training Manager of the Year Award. The award this year went to Jacquie Rayner, HM Prison Service.
Suzana Lopes, EMEA Sales and Marketing VP, Pearson VUE, Europe, Middle East, Africa, said: “It was lovely to be joined, as guests on our table, by many of our valued IT clients and training partners who helped us celebrate outstanding achievement in our industry. As one of the leading organisations in this field, we at Pearson VUE have always believed that our people and the service they provide are our greatest asset, so it was with great pleasure that we were able to support this kind of achievement in another organization.”
Following the awards ceremony, the IITT ran its annual ChildLine Charity Auction which was part sponsored by Pearson VUE.
The Institute has been supporting ChildLine for six years and has raised over £100,000 for the charity ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger.
Every day around 4,000 children call ChildLine, but lack of funds means that only 1,800 of them will get through to their counsellors for comfort, advice and protection so it was with great pleasure that Pearson VUE were able to support this event and help to raise additional funds so that more young people could get the support they need.
Peter Luke, who had been part of the overall judging panel for the awards said: “As a father myself, I recognise the value of ChildLine’s work and was delighted to be part of both the award ceremony and also the auction.”
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in electronic testing for regulatory and certification boards, providing a full suite of services from test development to test delivery to data management. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of test centers in 162 countries, providing testing services for information technology, academic, government and professional clients. Pearson VUE acquired the former Promissor in 2006, thereby extending its leadership in the certification market. The company’s innovative technology offers the highest levels of security and program control, while its commitment to service provides clients and individual test takers with an unmatched testing experience.
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.
The Institute of IT Training is the world’s first professional body for IT training professionals. It was established in 1995 and since then has grown on an annual basis where it is now firmly established as the leading authority throughout the UK and Europe on IT training and development.
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ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. Almost 1,400 volunteers provide a counselling service, supervised by a team of professional supervisors and managers. Every day around 4,500 children call ChildLine, but lack of funds means that only 2,500 of them will get through to our counsellors for comfort, advice and protection.