ScanSource POS and Barcode, the pan-European value-added distributor of automatic data collection, POS and mobility solutions, has announced the launch of a number of training courses as a result of its recent agreement with Motorola Solutions to become an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) in Europe.
ScanSource, under its training and education programme, ScanSource University, will offer technical training courses around Motorola Wireless LAN and Mobile Computer Devices which are aligned with Motorola's PartnerEmpower Programme. Participating resellers will therefore be able to receive the relevant certification exams that are required to reach Specialist or Elite Specialist status in the two technology areas of the programme.
Courses will be scheduled for delivery on a quarterly basis and initially hosted at ScanSource's principal training centre locations, those being office premises in Brussels, Cologne and in the UK (Crawley, Egham and Hull). Courses will be delivered in English, French, German and Dutch. Towards the end of 2013, ScanSource plans to offer courses in other countries across Europe.
"ScanSource believes that continuous training and knowledge building are paramount to the success of the channel," said Maurice van Rijn, Managing Director, ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe. "As Motorola's number one distributor in Europe and with certification now playing an increasingly important role in the manufacturer's partner programme, we're pleased to be able to support resellers as they invest in gaining skills that ultimately help them to offer their end-user customers enhanced levels of support and service."
"PartnerEmpower was an important evolution in the relationship between Motorola Solutions, ScanSource and our reseller partners across EIA. It has not only allowed us to recognise those reseller partners who have made a commitment to the brand but also gives the opportunity to those partners willing to invest in our product portfolio to differentiate themselves in the market," said Richard Hudson, MSSI VP, Motorola Solutions EMEA Channels. "One important aspect of this surrounds product training and certification, and we are delighted that ScanSource has joined our ATC programme and is offering our mutual resellers the highest level of training across several countries in multiple languages."
Resellers can view the full list of courses available for Motorola solutions and other manufacturers' technologies at www.scansource.eu/university