Pax8, a value-added distributor of unified cloud services, today announced its support of the Creating IT Futures Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CompTIA, through a program that will help the foundation grow as Pax8 grows.
Starting today, Pax8 will donate $100 to the foundation on behalf of each new CompTIA-affiliated channel partner who joins the Pax8 Partner Program and creates its first billable customer account. Pax8 will also donate $10 for every subsequent billable customer account created by the partner through Pax8 until Dec. 31, 2013.
All donations will be made in the name of the partner and directed to the foundation’s IT-Ready Apprentice Program, which is dedicated to helping individuals in need – and those in populations traditionally underserved in IT – to prepare for careers in information technology. IT-Ready Apprentices receive training towards CompTIAA+ certification, which prepares them for most entry-level help-desk, call center, and technical customer support roles.
“Pax8 is proud to team up with CompTIA and the Creating IT Futures Foundation to help bring new, certified talent into the IT industry,” said Ken Totura, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8. “We understand the importance of giving back to the community, and we look forward to becoming a valued contributor to the Creating IT Futures Foundation.”
Pax8 has set a goal of $5,000 for the program, which will run through the end of the year.
“We deeply appreciate Pax8’s commitment to helping us get out-of-work adults on to a new career path in IT,” said Creating IT Futures CEO Charles Eaton. “Our IT-Ready program will serve more than 700 people in five cities in 2014, and we need more companies like Pax8 to help our students attain economic security for themselves and their families.”
Pax8 was founded in 2012 by the same core leadership team that built MX Logic into the world’s largest independent provider of cloud-based email and web security, until McAfee, Inc. acquired the company in 2009.
The Pax8 Partner Program, launched in April 2013, offers a comprehensive program that enables Partners who service small and medium-sized businesses to maximize commerce in the cloud. Pax8 delivers three critical components to our Partners: a cloud marketplace platform that unifies best-of-breed vendors, a customer acquisition engine and leverage support resources.
About the Creating IT Futures Foundation
Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations that are under-represented in IT and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at www.creatingITfutures.org.
Pax8 is an innovative distributor of cloud services that is focused on helping IT channel partners to easily and efficiently power their businesses through increased sales of industry-leading cloud-based solutions. Learn more at www.pax8.com.