ManTech and Purdue University Global Partner to Offer Employees Innovative Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Cloud Computing
HERNDON, Va., Oct. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT) and Purdue University Global have partnered to provide Purdue Global’s first bachelor of science degree program in cloud computing for ManTech employees supporting this key capability in ManTech’s portfolio of mission-focused solutions for national security, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies.
Driven by ManTech’s focus on creating differentiated value for customers, the new Purdue University Global program will school participants in cloud-specific certification capabilities of some of the world’s most prestigious cloud service providers, including AWS, Azure and Google. All course work applies to serving customers’ mission-specific requirements in cloud computing – and toward Bachelor of Science degrees that can help advance employees’ careers in one of technology’s fastest-growing arenas.
“We see strong synergy between this exciting new cloud computing education program and our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in cyber launched in 2017,” said Kevin M. Phillips, ManTech president and CEO. “As our customers pursue cloud-centric transformation and modernization, they can rely on ManTech people with proven expertise in cloud computing and cyber that takes digital to the tactical edge, ensuring mission success, peak performance of new virtual systems, and end-to-end cybersecurity.”
“We’re thrilled that ManTech has chosen Purdue Global as its partner in this fascinating and incredibly fast-growing area of study,” said Dr. Jeffrey Buck, dean of Purdue Global’s School of Business and IT. “Our new cloud computing degree program is an example of how we can help customers meet the demand for highly trained workers while creating a personalized, high-quality educational experience for students that fits their schedules.”
Like other ManTech-sponsored employee education programs, the new ManTech/Purdue Global cloud degree program provides the ultimate in flexibility for participating employees. Course registration is open at least four times per year, and all training in vendor and service provider certifications is online and self-directed. Beginners start with cloud basics, while those with a deeper background can begin with advanced courses. The work-friendly program accommodates busy schedules, enabling students to learn at their own pace. Military veterans and civilians can receive college credits for their on-the-job cloud experience and certifications through Purdue Global’s innovative ExcelTrack program, which saves time and helps students complete their degrees faster.
“This breakthrough initiative leverages ManTech’s proven technology expertise in a college-accredited program that will attract and train top-level talent,” said Jeff Brody, ManTech’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “It enhances our tradition of helping ManTech people leverage their experience, build on it and advance their careers in new ways that help safeguard America.”
ManTech provides mission-focused technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. Now in our 50th year, we excel in full-spectrum cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, systems engineering and software application development solutions that support national and homeland security. Additional information on ManTech can be found at www.mantech.com.
About Purdue Global
Purdue University Global is the extreme personalization online university, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their chosen careers. It offers a hypertailored path for students to earn an associate ’s, bachelor ’s, master ’s or doctoral degree, based on their work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college credits, and other considerations - no matter where they are in their life journey.
Purdue Global serves approximately 27,000 students, most of whom earn their degree online. It also operates 14 locations in Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis campus.
For more information about Purdue Global, please visit www.PurdueGlobal.edu.
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