CARMEL, Ind. (January 2014) — ITT Educational Services, Inc. (“ITT/ESI”) (NYSE: ESI), a leading provider of technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs, today announced that, on January 31, 2014, it acquired Great Equalizer Inc., d/b/a Ascolta, a leading internetworking and IT training company, headquartered in Irvine, California. Founded in 1987, Ascolta offers authorized Cisco and other vendor training. Ascolta’s instructors offer on-site and virtual learning solutions to help professionals pursue individual or corporate learning goals.
The acquisition of Ascolta supports ITT/ESI’s growth strategy of increasing access to high-quality, career-based education. Ascolta’s operations will be integrated into the Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute.
“Ascolta has been a respected training organization for over 25 years, focusing on Cisco certification training and related project and development work. We look forward to adding Ascolta’s offerings and knowledge to our catalog as we integrate their operations into the Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute,” said Kevin M. Modany, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITT/ESI.
“As a leader in technical training, Ascolta’s goal has been to empower professionals through an educational experience that goes beyond course materials and labs. Becoming part of the Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute provides us an opportunity to better serve our customers through expanding our course offerings at ITT Technical Institutes’ more than 140 locations nationwide,” said Kevin Marz, Senior Director, Customer Solutions for the Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute.
About ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI) provides accredited, technology-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its
ITT Technical Institutes and
Daniel Webster College to help students develop skills and knowledge that they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields. It owns and operates more than 140 ITT Technical Institutes and Daniel Webster College. ITT/ESI serves more than 55,000 students at its campuses in 39 states and online. Through the
Center for Professional Development @ ITT Technical Institute, ITT/ESI provides short-term information technology and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals. Headquartered in Carmel, IN, ITT/ESI has been actively involved in the higher education community since 1969 and can be found online at
Ascolta is an education services company that delivers assessments, consulting, and authorized and customized training programs and curricula in the areas of IT and Cisco development. Ascolta is an award-winning Cisco Learning Solutions Partner.
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