SUGAR LAND, TX & LOS ANGELES, CA — February 4, 2020 — Prime Communications, the nation's largest privately held AT&T (NYSE: T) authorized retailer, will now provide all eligible employees with the opportunity to achieve the life-changing impact of a college degree. Prime selected InStride, the premier global provider of strategic enterprise education, as its education partner.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with InStride to provide a free college education for our employees,” said Gabrielle Moses, Prime’s Vice President of Human Resources. “This initiative truly reflects our leadership’s commitment to our people, their development and their future career goals," she said.
The Prime Scholars Program enables employees to earn their undergraduate degree. The application process will open to employees on March 16 with enrollment beginning this May.
Prime employs more than 7,000 people in nearly 2,000 locations throughout the United States. These retail locations serve more than 42 million customers, selling seven million devices and accessories each year. Prime employees are seen as the heart of the organization and comprise an inclusive and diverse group of people who create a uniquely dynamic company.
“We’re pleased to welcome Prime Communications to InStride and look forward to providing their employees with opportunities to pursue a quality degree or credential,” said Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride. “I know the importance Prime’s leadership team places on further developing the Prime culture and by providing these corporate-sponsored strategic education programs, they demonstrate a meaningful contribution to this effort.”
In the last year, InStride has brought aboard more than 30 corporate partners who are delivering educational opportunities to their employees. InStride has also expanded agreements with a curated network of leading academic partners in the United States, Latin America, Australia and Europe.
About Prime Communications
Prime is the largest AT&T Authorized Retailer in the US. Prime’s vision is to be AT&T’s partner of choice. Founded in 1999 with a single mall kiosk in Baybrook Mall in Houston, Prime has built one of the most successful wireless retail businesses in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.primecomms.com.
As the premier global provider of Strategic Enterprise Education (SEE), InStride enables employers to provide career-boosting degrees to their employees, through leading global academic institutions across the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Australia. InStride helps organizations achieve transformative business and social impact by unlocking the power of education, through advanced technology-enabled experiences for learners and corporate partners alike. For more information, please visit www.instride.com or follow InStride on Twitter and LinkedIn.