Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today a global initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to 5,000 individuals seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. NEF is the global nonprofit leader in IT and Business online education and is also the winner of the Global Digital Literacy Champion Award given for making the most contributions globally to bridging the IT and digital divides. NEF’s primary goal is to assist the unemployed, underemployed, and graduates to become gainfully employed. Workforce development can aid nations, regions and communities improve economic growth, reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.
This initiative is in response to address the shortage of skilled workers globally. "According to the U.S. Labor Department, US alone has 13 million people looking for jobs. At the same time, US has 3 million jobs looking for qualified skilled people,” states Dr. Kuttan. Such shortage of skilled workers is true in most countries. An obvious solution is to make job skills training affordable to low and middle income individuals globally in all countries. Former President Bill Clinton commended Dr. Kuttan for empowering tomorrow’s leaders, stating, “I salute you for your ongoing commitment for creating a better and stronger America."
The 5,000 Scholarships Program offers tuition-free, high quality web-based IT (includes 60 certifications), Business, and Management courses for students and adults. The course packages each valued over $500 are offered tuition-free. The courses can be used to learn or improve skills or receive certifications in high-demand job areas such as Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, CompTia, Oracle, Office Applications, Networking, Programming, Web Design, Project Management and more. See the NEF’s course catalog containing 5,500 courses grouped into 65 course packages at http://www.nefuniversity.org/catalog
Interested individuals can apply for the scholarship by visiting http://www.nefuniversity.org/scholarship.