UTPA, International Technology Partners join for IT training
Contact: University Relations 381-2741
Posted: 08/04/2001
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The University of Texas-Pan American and International Technology Partners are partnering to offer information technology certification training throughout South Texas.

Through UTPA's International and Workforce Development program, training in a variety of today's most critical computer skills will be available at various locations. The University also has a mobile computer classroom unit to deliver training directly at corporate locations.

Course offerings will focus on skills most demanded by business needs in the Rio Grande Valley. Initial course offerings will include prep courses for the A+ Certification, the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering (MCSE) program and the Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) credential.

"We see an increasing need for high-level computer skills in this region, " said Bret L. Mann, UTPA Office of Center Operations and Community Services executive director. "I'm convinced that certification training for today's key technologies - including Microsoft, CompTia, Oracle, Cisco and Internet development - generally provides the most relevant and up-to-date information for those working in the IT field."

International Technology Partners - a division of International Technology Investments, LLC - is an international technology consulting firm with specific expertise in providing information technology (IT) training and certification.

"As we see it, South Texas and the adjoining region in Mexico are areas with great potential for economic growth and development in the next decade," said Fernando Niebla, ITP president and CEO.

"UTPA, as the premiere educational institution in the region, is ideally positioned to provide the growing business community with the IT training resources necessary to support sustained growth in an increasingly technology-driven workplace."

For more information about the IT training, contact Dora Vela, International and Workforce Development associate director, at 956/843-6782 or by e-mail at