American and New Horizons Develop Skills

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today announced that it is collaborating with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers to offer current and former American Airlines employees classroom and online training to help them succeed in today’s competitive job market.

“We care deeply about the well-being of our people and want to do everything we can to assist them during a time when economic hardships have taken a toll on the entire airline industry,” saidSue Oliver, senior vice president—Human Resources for American. “By working with New Horizons, we can help our employees get the tools they need to enhance their existing skills or train for a new career.”

With more than 270 state-of-the-art classroom learning locations in 54 countries around the world, New Horizons offers hundreds of training courses, including business skills, technical training and certifications. Desktop applications, such as Microsoft Office and graphic design, are also part of the curriculum.

“With classes available days, evenings and weekends, an applications help desk that offers assistance seven days a week, and hands-on computer labs, the people of American Airlines will be well served through New Horizons Integrated Learning solutions,” said Martin Bean, New Horizons chief operating officer. “Whether an individual wants to upgrade his or her existing skills or gain new skills to start a new career, there has never been a better time to invest in career development.”

While American is unable to help pay for this training, individuals who wish to enroll in New Horizons classes may qualify for state and local educational grants or special financing available through the National Emergency Grant Program or American Airlines Federal Credit Union.


New Horizons Computer Learning Centers was named the world`s largest IT training company by International Data Corporation in 2002. New Horizons is a subsidiary of New Horizons Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEWH). Through its Integrated Learning offering, New Horizons provides customer-focused computer training choices with a wide variety of tools and resources that reinforce the learning experience. With more than 270 centers in 54 countries, New Horizons sets the pace for innovative training programs that meet the changing needs of the industry. Featuring the largest sales force in the IT training industry, New Horizons has over 1,700 account executives, 2,000 instructors and 1,900 classrooms. For more information, visit

American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 240 destinations in 50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld alliance.