Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Offering Advanced Wireless Technology Training Program

September 19, 2001

In a move that will provide specialized education to meet the growing demand for wireless technologies and applications, WIRELESS INFOTECH Education Services(SM) has signed an agreement with the Educational Resources Group of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to immediately begin offering a unique, advanced wireless technology training program.

Using WIRELESS INFOTECH Education Services’ Knowledge Spectra(SM) Wireless Technology Training Program, the four-year education and research agreement will teach advanced concepts and technical skills needed to engineer and develop wireless technologies, applications and business opportunities.

Todd E. Snyder, founder and chief executive officer of WIRELESS INFOTECH Education Services, says, “Our programs provide the technical training needed to foster the rapid development of wireless technologies and applications. We offer the dynamic elements of industry technology training and technical support with standards-based education methodologies.”

The first classes, Wireless Application Protocol and Wireless Java™ Technology, are three-day courses open to students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels. They begin the week of October 15 at Bloomsburg University, California University, Cheyney University, East Stroudsburg University, Indiana University, Lock Haven University, Mansfield University, Millersville University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, West Chester University, and at the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg.

New courses will be added frequently and offered regularly through an expanding network of educational facilities. Programs include the Introduction to Wireless Series, the Radio Frequency Engineer Series, the Wireless Network Engineer Series and the Wireless Developer Series.

WIRELESS INFOTECH Education Services’ Knowledge Spectra Wireless Technology Training Program is designed to give colleges and universities across the country a competitive edge in worldwide, wireless technology training by providing ongoing instructor training and support, extensive course curriculum and comprehensive educational materials, hands-on labs, post-training technical support for students, computer-based testing and certifications plus wireless industry connections.

“With a mission to help meet Pennsylvania’s workforce development needs, this agreement provides the Educational Resources Group (ERG) an opportunity to engage the State System’s talented faculty to help meet the training needs of the wireless industry,” said ERG President Kim T. Coon.

With more than 96,000 students, the State System of Higher Education is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. More than 360,000 System alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

The state-owned universities are Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester Universities of Pennsylvania. The System also operates branch campuses in Clearfield, Kittanning, Oil City and Punxsutawney and several regional centers, including the Dixon University Center in Harrisburg and the University Center for Southwest Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. The regional centers are part of the Educational Resources Group, which is responsible for coordinating statewide programming.

WIRELESS INFOTECH Education Services(SM) is based in Harrisburg, Pa., with a satellite office in Gig Harbor, Wash.Through educational programs the company’s primary goal is to raise knowledge capital for the wireless industry by creating and managing public and private partnerships that aid workforce and economic development. The company holds membership in the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA); University Continuing Education Association (UCEA); the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry; the Pittsburgh, Central and Eastern PA Technology Councils and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber.