Implementation and Consulting Services Donates $10,000 to Gwinnett Technical College for Data Center Scholarships

March 23, 2015

Implementation and Consulting Services Donates $10,000 to Gwinnett Technical College for Data Center Scholarships

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON

Mary Beth Byerly, vice president of institutional advancement, Gwinnett Tech; Gail Peterson, ICS senior consultant; Liz Siegrist, ICS president; and Rita Patel, dean of computer science, Gwinnett Tech.
(left to right): Mary Beth Byerly, vice president of institutional advancement, Gwinnett Tech; Gail Peterson, ICS senior consultant; Liz Siegrist, ICS president; and Rita Patel, dean of computer science, Gwinnett Tech.

Implementation and Consulting Services (ICS), an IT consulting firm with offices in Alpharetta, has donated $10,000 to Gwinnett Tech to establish a fund for data center specialist scholarships.

Liz Siegrist, ICS president, and Gail Peterson, senior consultant, were on campus last week for a check presentation with Gwinnett Tech leaders Mary Beth Byerly, vice president of institutional advancement; Perry Roberts, executive director of institutional advancement; and Rita Patel, dean of computer science.

 “We’re very grateful to ICS for their support of our Computer Sciences Division and the Data Center Specialist program. Our region is rich with technology firms and partnerships with companies like ICS which helps ensure that our programs and courses are relevant to the hiring needs of business and industry. We appreciate ICS’s support of our students, and look forward to their continued involvement with the college,” said Byerly.

Four scholarships of $1,250 each will be awarded for summer and fall terms this year to students enrolled in Gwinnett Tech’s Data Center Specialist Certificate program. Learn more at www.GwinnettTech.edu/scholarships.

 “ICS is very pleased to be able to support the mission of Gwinnett Technical College by providing scholarships for men and women interested in becoming Data Center Specialists. As a small IT consulting company specializing in providing Data Center related services, ICS (Implementation and Consulting Services, Inc.) feels strongly that the unique training offered through Gwinnett Tech is a good foundation to providing entry to a career in the data center industry,” said Siegrist

ICS is a multi-disciplined IT consulting company specializing in data center strategic planning, service management, process improvement and technical implementation. ICS is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices also in Alpharetta.

Within its Computer Sciences division, Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree and diploma in computer programming, game development, information security specialist, internet specialist-web site design and networking specialist with a concentration in CCNA, Windows, and Linux/Unix. In addition, the program also offers certificate options in almost a dozen specific disciplines such as Cyber Crime Specialist, Data Center Specialist, CCNP, Java and more.

In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

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March 23, 2015