Computer Mentors Group strives to bridge the digital divide by providing real-world technology skills. Tech Teen helps young people build skills, confidence and an understanding of how technology can empower our lives
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) July 15, 2009
Tampa-based nonprofit Computer Mentors Group (CMG) has launched CMG Tech Teen, a teen-friendly, internet-based, technology training program based on the IC3 curriculum.. Tech Teen presents simple and fun lessons that are relevant to young people. As a result, students enjoy the lessons more, pay more attention and remember more. This helps them to develop computer skills, launch careers and build the confidence they need to succeed in school and life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZhTua1zv64 [View a demo of CMG Tech Teen.
The Tech Teen curriculum is available to registered users through an Internet-based Learning Management System, which tracks each user's progress. Students can access Tech Teen from any location with web access. They measure their understanding of the material through short "brain games" at the end of each topic and with more advanced tests at the end of each course module. A final game-like test is included at the end of the course.
Tech Teen is designed to help teens pass the standardized Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) test, the standard for computer literacy. IC3 certificate holders obtain college credit and the educational & training needed to succeed not only in technical careers, but also in any field or job position requiring the use of computers.
The Tech Teen licensing program allows school districts, nonprofits, and individuals nationwide to administer the program across an entire school or campus. Discount pricing is available for bulk license purchases by organizations planning ongoing programs and single licenses can be purchased for self-starters looking to advance their computer skills.
"Computer Mentors Group strives to bridge the digital divide by providing real-world technology skills. Tech Teen helps young people build skills, confidence and an understanding of how technology can empower our lives," said Ralph Smith, Executive Director for Computer Mentors Group. "We are excited to offer Tech Teen to educational organizations and nonprofits of any size."
For more details about Tech Teen or its licensing program, please visit CMG Tech Teen's Web site. Information can also be requested by contacting Computer Mentors Group directly at (813) 236-1191. http://www.tech-teen.com
About CMG Tech Teen and Computer Mentors Group (CMG)
CMG Tech Teen was produced by Computer Mentors Group, Inc. (CMG), a "digital divide" non-profit organization comprised of computer professionals, and others looking to make a difference in the future educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth. Our mission is to provide high quality, computer literacy training and technology access to underprivileged families across America. We achieve this objective through CMG Tech Teen training, job placement and computer ownership for our low-income participants.
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