Click2learn and Deloitte Consulting deliver Aspen enterpriselearning platform to help meet changing regulatory requirements

September 19, 2002

The Comalco project marks another milestone in Click2learn’s relationship with management consultant, Deloitte Consulting. The two organizations assisted in the integration of e-learning systems and processes into Comalco’s instructor-led training framework.

Comalco chose Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Management Suite to help manage the development, scheduling and delivery of training across the organization. Comalco is the first subsidiary of global mining company Rio Tinto to adopt e-learning.

Comalco’s first major use of Aspen will be to train staff on its newly installed SAP business support system, helping to familiarize operators more quickly and reduce training costs. Rollout of the SAP training program will begin in October this year, once the Aspen implementation is complete.

Con Kittos, chief executive officer and chairman of Click2learn Asia Pacific, said, “Aspen gives Comalco the tools to build training programs that can help ensure compliance with Australia’s industry work practices and safety standards, which are among the most stringent in the world. In a risk environment such as mineral resource processing, the key to work safety is highly trained staff. Adopting a blended e-learning strategy will make it easy for Comalco to develop training systems that can track and manage skills and competencies across the organization.”

The Aspen-based system will help Comalco identify new training needs and develop individual training plans to keep pace with improved work practices. The system will also help simplify task scheduling and assist in managing and tracking training plans as part of Comalco’s training program.

Phillip Strachan, Comalco’s managing director of financial services and strategy, said, “Given the scope of Comalco’s operations, we needed a system that would allow us to quickly review and enhance staff competencies to meet changing regulatory requirements, and also to regularly monitor our procedures to ensure we were retraining staff to the highest standards.”

Dion Groeneweg, Deloitte Consulting’s people competency director, Asia Pacific, said, “We teamed with Click2learn as well as Comalco’s own training and IT staff for a rapid implementation. Our role has been to lead the project and provide the implementation methodology. The teaming approach is critical to the change management program — an integral component of any major organizational project.”

About Comalco

Comalco is a supplier of bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum to Australia, New Zealand and export markets. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto and provides about 22% of Australia’s total production of bauxite, 8% of its alumina and 24% of its primary aluminum. It is the world’s eighth largest aluminum company.

Comalco’s operations annually inject about A$0.9 billion into the Australian economy and account for A$ 1.8 billion in export earnings. In New Zealand, export revenues total A$0.7 billion.

Comalco aims to:

— Operate with zero injuries, illnesses or environmental


— Build value for shareholders;

— Be recognized as a partner of choice by our shareholders,

customers, employees and the communities in which we operate;


— Provide a challenging, rewarding and mutually beneficial work

place for employees.

About Deloitte Consulting

Deloitte Consulting is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, and is uniquely known for its straightforward approach to solving today’s most complex business challenges. Deloitte Consultants work hand-in-hand with clients to improve business performance, drive shareholder value, and create competitive advantage. The firm has 15,000 professionals in 33 countries, and serves more than one-third of the companies in the Global Fortune(R) 500.

About Click2learn

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Accenture, American Airlines, AstraZeneca, Century 21, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Pfizer, Symantec, and Towers Perrin. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (, 800/448-6543) operates offices in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including information contained in this document where statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions. For such statements, The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include, market acceptance of Click2learn’s e-learning solutions and competing e-learning offerings, the ability to successfully implement Click2learn’s solutions and increase revenues, the ability to successfully address technological developments and standards and the risk factors set forth in filings the Company has made with the SEC.

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Karen Peck


John Atherly


(Investor Relations)