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Agfa Offers Online Education, Partners With First Class Systems

Press release from the issuing company

Mortsel, Belgium - 23 July 2001 - Agfa launched a Web-based training programme under the Agfa Academy banner. The Agfa Professional Support organisation is offering over 300 courses in partnership with First Class Systems of Vancouver Canada, a major provider of Web-based training services. The initial programme includes courses in the client/server and data management category, Internet networking, professional development, Windows, and other popular software applications. The courses are designed for professionals who wish to work at their own pace from the convenience of home or office. The Agfa Academy site also maintains a record of students' training history to monitor progress or for their curriculum vitae. According to Paul Holusha, director of marketing and business development for Agfa Professional Support, many institutions have already demonstrated the success of e-learning. This market is growing rapidly and Agfa intends to be a major participant in its development. "Agfa is firmly committed to education and training and has been a leader in the field for a long time. We are excited now to add Web-based services to our educational portfolio. We see this as another important benefit for our customers or for any of those interested in improving their skills. We chose First Class Systems because of their track record, quality product, and flexibility," said Holusha. Agfa will expand and customise its online offerings to cover more graphic arts processes as well as Agfa products. Anyone can register for the Agfa Academy on-demand courses by visiting http://support.agfa.com. About First Class Systems. First Class Systems is Canada's leading full-service supplier in the e-learning sector. Over 800 corporations and organisations fulfill their training requirements from First Class's more than 2000 available courses.

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