In order to help local Avaya resellers bridge the skills gap in the region, Westcon-Comstor is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as an Authorised Training Centre (ATC) for Avaya. Through the appointment resellers, will with immediate effect be able to conduct all their Avaya training needs through the value-added distributor’s learning academy.

“The pervasive use of Avaya technologies across local enterprises continues to grow, with particular emphasis on creating a seamless unified communications approach to all media channels within a business,” states Heinz Stephan, Services Solutions Director, Southern Africa at Westcon-Comstor. “The extension of our training portfolio to include Avaya, will enable our resellers to tap into industry recognised tuition that is of a global standard and that is also internationally recognised.”

“In addition, to celebrate the launch of Westcon-Comstor’s Avaya ATC we are also offering the following promotion – the first 10 new students who book and pay from the 1st November 2016 will receive a 20% discount.”

It is proven that organisations that invest in training and education, report a greater ROI, increased morale, reduced turnover, higher adoption rates, increased efficiency, lower costs, and reduced implementation timelines when introducing new technologies.

The training material available to resellers through Weston-Comstor is made up of all accredited courses offered through the Avaya Learning Centre. The first courses scheduled from now until the end of the year will be based on IP Office expertise and technical enablement. With future dates earmarked for the whole of 2017.

“As the demand for Avaya’s solutions grows across Africa we need partners who are able to bring the quality of a global experience to the people on the ground. Westcon-Comstor are already an authorised Avaya Learning Partner in North America and Europe, which makes extending this relationship to support the South African customer base a perfect fit. Working with the company at a global level also enables us to provide students with a consistent education experience on Avaya’s solutions,” states Jeffrey Smithies, Senior Manager at Avaya.

The Westcon-Comstor Academy provides knowledge and skill to resellers and system integrators through certified and bespoke training courses across major technology vendors throughout EMEA. The value proposition offered by the company include in in-house expert trainers as well as global trainers as and when required, up-to-date certifications and a knowledge of how to best package training to ensure students leave empowered and confident they’ve learnt what they needed to.

“When a company embraces hands-on training they provide their teams with the confidence and know-how of not only how to deploy but also make better use of the systems at their disposal. By giving them the keys to knowledge you will immediately benefit from improved system performance and new capabilities,” states Cherise Bhiki, services account manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

For more information on the full spectrum of training available from Westcon-Comstor visit or alternatively email [email protected] or contact Cherise Bhiki on +27 11 848 9000 for all your training needs.