(PRWEB) October 18, 2013
Dr. Appu Kuttan, Chairman of the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, announced today an initiative to provide 100% tuition scholarships to a 5,000 low and middle income individuals seeking to advance their 21st century job skills. NEF is the national 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.
This initiative is in response to findings by the U.S. Department of Labor about the needs of America’s workforce; "According to the U.S. Labor Department, we have 13 million people looking for jobs. At the same time, we have 3 million jobs looking for qualified skilled people.” An obvious solution is to make job skills training affordable to low and middle income individuals. 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 Scholarship Program offers no tuition, high quality Web-based IT (includes 60 certifications), Business, and Test prep courses to students and teachers, as well as unemployed and underemployed individuals. The course packages, each containing 100-400 courses, each valued at $400-$800, are offered tuition-free, at a nominal registration fee of $70. The courses can be used to learn or improve skills or receive certification in high-demand job areas such as Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, CompTia, Oracle, Office Applications, Networking, Programming, Web Design, Project Management and more. See the 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.
About NEF CyberLearning
CyberLearning, a project of the non-profit National Education Foundation, is the national non-profit leader in bridging the digital and academic divides through digital education. CyberLearning provides IT, business, management, digital literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English and test prep education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults.