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RWD Technologies and SkillsNET Form Partnership

Human Performance Solutions Weds Ability Expertise

BALTIMORE, MD April 26, 2005 RWD Technologies, Inc. (RWD), a Company that develops, implements, and supports products and services in the areas of training, consulting, and organizational performance, announced today that it has formed a partnership with  SkillsNET, a consulting company that identifies the best qualities of top workers and advises companies about ways to replicate those qualities throughout their supply chain.

RWD and SkillsNET have excellent reputations in an area that both public organizations and private companies care about immenselygetting the very best out of their people, said Keith S. Dalton, vice president of RWDs Enterprise Learning Solutions.

It clicked immediately when RWDs leadership explained the solution provided by their product suite, said Michael Brown, Founder and CEO of SkillsNET.  By aligning SkillsNETs browser-based Job Analysis and SkillObject generation with RWDs tools and processes, we will now collectively provide the customer with a complete, world-class solution.

SkillsNET and RWD will team up and share the expertise of both companies to provide performance solutions for customers.  The companies connected through SkillsNETs work for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC), where RWD was conducting a pilot when the Chief of Staff for NPDC introduced the two companies. Together they are currently evaluating additional opportunities with the U. S. Navy and with the Department of Homeland Security.

About SkillsNET

SkillsNET Corporation, based in Waxahachie, Texas, is the leading provider of on-line software designed to capture company specific, task level competency data for industry, government, and educational institutions.  Since the mid-1980s, SkillsNET has provided revolutionary skill definition and management solutions based on creating real, usable business metrics focused on an organizations most important asset its people.  Currently SkillsNETs clients include Fortune 1000 companies as well as global organizations such as the U.S. Navy, the European Union, and seven U.S. State agencies. (Additional information at www.skillsnet.com )

About RWD Technologies, Inc.

RWD Technologies is a professional services organization composed of three operational divisions: Enterprise Learning Solutions provides support services to organizations that utilize SAP, PeopleSoft, and Oracle systems and has developed software products to train end users of these systems; Applied Technology Solutions integrates enterprise-class software systems, develops custom applications for pharmaceutical and other regulated industries, and provides global blended eLearning solutions; and Performance Solutions engages in lean consulting and vehicle launch support services to the automotive industry and reliability improvement to the railroad industry, and human performance improvement services to the petroleum and chemical industries.  Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Japan and Australia, RWD serves major multinational corporations throughout the world. (Additional information at www.rwd.com )

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