CDW Takes Distance Learning to a New Level in Mississippi
Our K-12 team was selected by the Mississippi Department of Education to support Mississippi Connects, its Equity in Distance Learning Program. This is one of the largest education technology initiatives in the United States in the last decade and is being funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
The program helps close the technology gap and supports all public school districts in the state by providing students and teachers with secured devices and accessories backed by CDW’s services.
The team leveraged our logistical excellence, broad services capabilities and strong vendor partner relationships to procure and deploy more than 270,000 devices in a supply-constrained environment, while dealing with all of the challenges associated with COVID-19. CDW managed the development and deployment of the Windows program and will continue to provide services and support under a three-year contract with the state. We are proud of our role in enhancing the remote and distance learning experience for thousands of teachers and students across the state.
This is just one example of our efforts to support our education customers’ need to address technology gaps to enable the shift to remote learning for many school districts in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada.