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The Professional Development Institute Announces Agreement to Offer Motorola University Six Sigma Services.

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CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2004

Creator of Six Sigma(R) Taps Professional Development Institute as

a Motorola University Authorized Business Partner to provide Motorola

Six Sigma training, certification and consulting locally.

The Professional Development Institute announced they have entered into an agreement with Motorola University, Motorola, Inc.'s (NYSE:MOT) corporate change agent and a world-renowned corporate university. Under this agreement, Motorola University will provide its Six Sigma(R) expertise and services to Ohio area businesses through The Professional Development Institute at Corporate College Westlake.

"It's an exciting opportunity to work with a two-time winner of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the creator of the Six Sigma Business Improvement Methodology," said Vera Lewis-Jasper, Executive Director of Professional Development at Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College. "Together we will enable more organizations to benefit from this revolutionary business improvement methodology, The Professional Development Institute is committed to providing the highest quality services and Motorola's Six Sigma training and consulting services are World Class."

Six Sigma(R) focuses an organization on customer requirements, process alignment, analytical rigor and timely execution. Motorola invented Six Sigma(R) in 1986, and has continued to evolve the methodology for more than 15 years. It is a management system that focuses an organization on the vital few, high-impact business improvement opportunities. The application of statistical rigor decreases operational variation through data-driven decision making in order to improve customer satisfaction and increase profitability.

"Motorola University is very excited about its agreement with The Professional Development Institute," said Stacy Hanley, Director of Business Development for Motorola University. "Our charter is to extend the benefits of Six Sigma(R) across Motorola's value chain and to businesses worldwide. Corporate College enables us to reach a broad and important group of Ohio businesses."

For more information contact The Professional Development Institute at 216 987 2266 or dennis.jacobs@tri-c.edu or visit www.advancecareer.info.

About The Professional Development Institute

For more than 10 years, The Professional Development Institute has been providing quality and environmental training and consulting, and professional development services, with the Focus on:

Developing and delivering professional business training and consulting for individuals, business and industry.

This is accomplished by providing exceptional services that include:

-- Professional development programs,

-- Customized employee training,

-- Organization development consulting, and

-- Research and assessment projects

For more information, please contact The Professional Development Institute at 216-987-2266 or visit http://www.advancecareer.info.

About Motorola

Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in wireless, automotive and broadband communications. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important innovations that make things smarter and life better, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago. For more information, visit www.motorola.com.

About Motorola University

Motorola University is Motorola's corporate change agent and a world-renowned corporate university. It brings time-tested and highly refined business improvement practices to leading organizations around the world. Most notably, as the inventor of the Six Sigma Methodology for business improvement, Motorola University offers a variety of Six Sigma services designed for speed, results, and sustainability -- whatever the size or nature of your business.

Six Sigma is a registered trademark and service mark of Motorola, Inc.
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