|[May 22, 2014]
Lincoln Trail College Elevates Business Communications Courses with Help of Mitel and Frontier Communications
ROBINSON, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
Lincoln Trail College (LTC), an Illinois Eastern Community College, has
implemented the latest business communications solutions from Mitel (News - Alert)®
(Nasdaq: MITL) (TSX: MNW) and Frontier Communications Corporation
(Nasdaq: FTR) to improve its course offerings. The curriculum is built
around Mitel's MiVoice IP phone platform and provides students with core
skills based on the most current business communications technology.
"At Lincoln Trail College, we feel it is important to give students a
hands-on experience. The addition of this equipment from Mitel and
Frontier allows us to do just that. Not only does this donation enable
us to train on actual equipment, but it also gives the students a view
of what is being now used in the field. All of this helps our graduates
obtain good paying jobs in our community and around the country. We
enjoy a great deal of success in the telecommunications programs at LTC
thanks to partners such as Frontier and Mitel that make it possible,"
said Chris Teague, LTC telecommunications instructor.
Last year, Frontier and Mitel deployed a business communications system
built on MiVoice and MiCollab conferencing and collaboration solutions
for LTC to support operations. The success of that program led LTC to
explore ways to better prepare students for careers in business
communications. As a result, the college expanded its Information
Technology education program to include business communications courses
based on the Mitel solutions implemented by Frontier.
"Frontier Communications and Mitel together are strong supporters of
ducation, helping universities, colleges and schools to enhance
communications among students, faculty and administrations. We saw an
opportunity with Lincoln Trail College to take our solution to the next
level, providing the foundation for students to learn and gain valuable
business communications skills for their careers ahead," said Chris
Kaler, general manager for Frontier Communications.
Frontier serves commercial customers by leveraging existing local
exchange carrier capabilities with state-of-the-art technology from
Mitel. The joint solution enables LTC to provide business communications
courses, preparing students for work situations that range from small to
medium size businesses up to enterprise corporations. Frontier works
with Mitel and LTC to maintain the most current solutions for students.
About Lincoln Trail College
Lincoln Trail College has been recognized for two years by the Aspen
Institute for being one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation
for completion rates and academic and workforce outcomes. For more
information on LTC, visit www.iecc.edu/ltc,
About Frontier Communications
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers broadband,
voice, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security
solutions, bundled offerings, specialized bundles for residential
customers, small businesses and home offices and advanced business
communications for medium and large businesses in 27 states. Frontier's
approximately 13,700 employees are based entirely in the United States.
More information is available at www.frontier.com.
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