Ingram Micro Inc. has teamed with Apollo Education Group Inc. and its subsidiary, University of Phoenix, to offer channel partners accredited, advanced degree programs and training, including an Ingram Micro Small Business Accelerator program starting in January 2016. Available to all Ingram Micro channel partners in the U.S., the new education services are part of the company’s Professional Services organization.
The new alliance with Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix aims to empower 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.
“The IT industry is constantly innovating and changing course. In order to thrive, channel partners must be focused, opportunistic, and geared for growth,” says 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 these new offerings and benefits, our Professional Services organization can help them expand their portfolio, extend their reach and increase profitability.” †
Adding to the new alliance, University of Phoenix will also serve as an authorized Ingram Micro Training Alliance Partner. In this role, the university will offer channel partners a portfolio of vendor-authorized trainings and certifications from vendors including IBM, HP, and Cisco. The training and education services offered by University of Phoenix, powered by Ingram Micro, will be available online and at campuses across the country.
“With the help of Ingram Micro, Apollo Education Group and University of Phoenix, building a better business can happen rapidly,” concludes Richey. “Whether you’re emerging or established, our new higher education program is relevant and rewarding for all channel partners and vendors.” †
For more information about the new Ingram Micro/AEG education services and degree programs, visit www.ingrammicrotraining.com. †