To compete in the global economy, our students need better STEM skills. Dr. Appu Kuttan
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012
National Education Foundation (NEF), the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides, today set the 2013 goal for its innovative ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM, in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY). The goal of the program for 2013 is to train a million employees in job skills at a fee that is far below the market fee, and use the funds to provide world-class education to a million students of schools adopted or chosen by the businesses/employers.
This national initiative is a win-win-win program for businesses, schools and students throughout the US. This public-private partnership provides schools world-class Academies at no cost to the schools! The program has been lauded by the US Congress and the US Department of Education as an innovative approach to bridging the 21st century academic and job skills divides.
NEF's (http://www.cyberlearning.org) mission is to set up world-class K-12 CyberLearning academies in the nation’s schools, especially the disadvantaged. These academies provide 21st century skills for disadvantaged students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), as well as English, Social Studies, SAT/ACT, Digital Literacy, IT, Business and Management.
NEF Chairman, Dr. Appu Kuttan states, “America is ranked 25th out of 35 countries in math and science. To compete in the global economy, our students need better STEM skills. Our initiative is aimed at preparing our students better for college and STEM-related jobs, while helping to improve worker productivity in our businesses.”
NEF’s long-term vision is to set up STEM+ CyberLearning Academies in the underserved schools in the U.S. by 2020.
The initiative provides top-quality training, using online courses and online live teachers, in IT, business and management to businesses at a fee that is 80% below market fee, and utilizes the funds ($190 per employee) paid by businesses to set up a free world-class STEM+ academy for students in a school chosen by a business. Businesses can choose from 5,500 CyberLearning courses including 60 much-in-demand IT, Business and Project Management certifications.
This national initiative is truly a win-win-win partnership. Businesses save 80% of training costs, and receive enormous CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and PR credits, plaque in the school and logo in the classrooms. Schools get world-class STEM+ academies, and the students receive world-class individualized STEM + education, capable of advancing a student in a subject like math in 20-30 learning hours.
For more information, visit http://www.cyberlearning.org, or call NEF at 703-823-9999.
The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides by providing world-class education STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, test prep, digital literacy, IT, business and management, education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.