Technology Partnership Makes Learning for Teens Sweet

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This project will combine the use of the Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 2790 including the ISS Cool Conversations Quiz & Traveling-Tutor™ (CCQ) software as a key component in the Honey Project's young entrepreneur development project. This project provides a multi-purpose platform for young teems enabling "Business and Learning" on-the-move with access to advanced training materials designed to help them become successful business professionals while supplementing their academic training, including an extensive reading program such as a wide range of e-books. CCQ is a complete study, testing, assessment, content development and reporting application that gives the HP handheld devices the ability to talk to users. This system is being promoted nationally by Microsoft, HP and ISS and was the featured Microsoft Mobility Solution for Education at this year's National Education Computing Conference in Atlanta.

The Honey Project is a company run and operated by Teens. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the Honey Project provides high school students a free 12-week Entrepreneurship training (currently held at Keiser University). With the completion, students have an opportunity to put their skills to practice in a legitimate business setting at the Honey Project running the business of importing and marketing organic honey from Western Africa. This unique program and company exposes teens to a multitude of technology applications and tools including the HP iPAQ.

In mid 2007, six dedicated student partners were selected to be part of a pilot program, with each receiving a HP iPAQ-2790 PDA with the CCQ Traveling-Tutor™ learning system to be used as a business and academic tool. Today, with a long-term partnership agreement between the non-profit education project, Minority E-Commerce Association, Inc. (MECA) - Honey Project and Interactive Speech Solutions, LLC (ISS) a Florida company, the goal will be to equip each student partner in the Honey Project with an HP iPAQ 2790 PDA (or equivalent) and the CCQ Travelling-Tutor Learning System.

This project will combine the use of the Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 2790 including the ISS Cool Conversations Quiz & Traveling-Tutor™ (CCQ) software as a key component in the Honey Project's young entrepreneur development project. This project provides a multi-purpose platform for young teems enabling "Business and Learning" on-the-move with access to advanced training materials designed to help them become successful business professionals while supplementing their academic training, including an extensive reading program such as a wide range of e-books. CCQ is a complete study, testing, assessment, content development and reporting application that gives the HP handheld devices the ability to talk to users. This system is being promoted nationally by Microsoft, HP and ISS and was the featured Microsoft Mobility Solution for Education at this year's National Education Computing Conference in Atlanta. The handheld, totally mobile HP PDA is the perfect technology to compliment the Honey Project educational entrepreneurial program.

The pilot program has shown the rise in confidence in the students with access to vital technology. In 2008, the new partnership will bridge the digital divide enabling all Honey Project student partners' access to vital Business and Training technology. The Honey Project may be contacted at 954-358-5283 and the website is http://www.honeyproject.com. Interactive Speech Solutions may be contacted at (954) 793-4859 and the website is http://www.getccq.com.

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