· ITEC induction into HP for Education partner programme adds to its HP Gold and Premier Print Partner statuses
· The programme has invested around £6 million in over 6,000 schools
· 1 in 3 school computers were deemed ‘ineffective,’ according to latest state of ICT survey
· Aims to increase participation in the STEM subjects – which has a £1.5 billion skills shortage
27th March 2019, Manchester, UK - Technology managed services provider ITEC Group has been selected to join HP’s HP for Education partner programme to deliver a comprehensive suite of educational resources to support schools across the UK. This adds to ITEC’s accreditations as an HP Enterprise Partner, HP Gold Partner and HP Premier Print Partner, and will help to support and grow ITEC’s presence in education market. ITEC Group has served educational establishments for 30 years and currently supports more than 500 schools and colleges.
ITEC Group is one of just 27 resellers out of over 6000 trading resellers in the UK to be selected for the programme. The programme includes a trade-in scheme which gives schools the opportunity to exchange old devices for HP equivalents, and cashback rewards that can be transferred to an online wallet, where it can be put towards the purchase of other services from the HP Marketplace.
The HP for Education trade-in scheme has invested around £6 million in over 6,000 schools in just two years, giving students access to tools that deliver an enhanced educational experience such as the Microsoft 365 package, Minecraft: Education Edition, Intune for Education.
Commenting on the partnership, Nick Orme, CEO at ITEC Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with our trusted partner, HP, as one of just a select group of resellers chosen to support its HP for Education partner programme. We’re passionate about education to ensure that every student has access to high quality devices and educational resources to fulfil their potential.
“We’re particularly grateful to HP for giving us the opportunity to work with them to deliver these services and help schools at a time of competing demands on their budgets. Our partnership with HP reaffirms our commitment to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions and cements our position as a trusted technology partner in the Managing Print Services industry.”
Neil Sawyer, education business director at HP said: “We are pleased to be working alongside ITEC Group to put technology at the heart of learning in the classroom. At HP, we are committed to ensuring that budgets do not hinder innovation and access to essential devices and software.
“In today’s digitised world it’s more important than ever that every school has excellent digital infrastructure and that is why we are excited to continue supporting schools through these and other programmes in the UK and around the world.”
"Were grateful to HP for giving us the opportunity to work with them to deliver these services and help schools at a time of competing demands on their budgets."
Nick Orme, CEO at ITEC Group
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