Ingram Micro Expands Professional Services with Higher Education Program for Channel Partners
Strategic Alliance with Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix Introduces New Resources and Expands Reach for Channel Partners and Vendors in the U.S. #ONEIngram
IRVINE, Calif., — November 17, 2015 — Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced a strategic alliance with Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) and its subsidiary, University of Phoenix, to offer channel partners training and degree programs focused on growing critical business skills within their organizations. The new education services will be available to all Ingram Micro channel partners in the U.S., and are part of the IT business leader’s fast-growing Professional Services organization.
“Flexible, convenient and affordable access to continued education in business and technology is critical to the ongoing success of our channel partners, and an area where Ingram Micro clearly differentiates and adds tremendous value to the service providers and vendors we serve,” said Tim Ament, senior vice president, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro.
The new alliance with Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix empowers Ingram Micro channel partners at every level of the organization – from technician to top executive – to advance their knowledge and skills through higher education and training.
“University of Phoenix is committed to providing education programs that address specific industry needs,” said Ruth Veloria, executive dean for University of Phoenix® School of Business. “This alliance with Ingram Micro will offer IT business owners and service providers who have solid industry knowledge the entrepreneurial training and business foundations necessary to help grow their organizations.”
“The IT industry is constantly innovating and changing course. In order to thrive, channel partners must be focused, opportunistic and geared for growth,” said Greg Richey, director, Professional Services and Training, Ingram Micro. “They have to stay a step ahead of the trends and technologies, and seek out new ways to attract, retain and develop the best talent.”
“With the help of Ingram Micro, Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix, building a better business can happen rapidly,” concluded Richey. “Whether you’re emerging or established, our new higher education alliance is relevant and rewarding for all channel partners and vendors.”
The new alliance is being spotlighted at the Ingram Micro ONE event this week in Nashville. To read more news from ONE, visit http://www.ingrammicroadvisor.com/one, follow @IngramMicroONE on Twitter and search the hashtag #ONEIngram.
More information about the new Ingram Micro / AEG education services and degree programs is available at www.ingrammicrotraining.com.
About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.