Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 27, 2013
Career and technical education is increasingly popular for local school districts. As high school graduation rates become a significant measurement for school districts some have grappled with keeping students interest. An innovative answer is found in the adoption of career and technical opportunities for students. This provides technical and vocational skills for the students that they can see practical use in their immediate future. In disadvantaged communities this is a potential answer to their dropout rates.
The National Education Foundation has developed a CyberLearning platform that provides students with an option to improve their 21st century skills while earning certificates. This program will also improve local employer confidence in the next generation entering the workforce. NEF has launched a nationwide initiative that offers disadvantaged school districts IT, business and management courses for their 9-12 grade students.
This program will utilize top-rated Web-based online courses and live teachers to provide anywhere, anytime training in all areas of IT, Business and Management. The students will also receive certificates from the State University of New York (http://www.nefuniversity.org ). NEF will set up world-class 9-12 Cyber-learning academy in the schools for a significant cost savings. Thus schools receive free top-rated individualized courses in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Math) as well as English, Social studies, SAT/ACT, IT, Business and Management. See http://www.cyberlearning.org.
For additional information contact NEF at 703-823-9999. To view NEF’s course offerings, see NEF’s course catalog containing 5,500 courses grouped into 65 course packages at http://www.nefuniversity.org/catalog.
About NEF CyberLearning
The National Education Foundation (NEF) is the national non-profit leader in bridging the academic and job skills divides through Web-based digital education with/without live teachers. CyberLearning, a major project of NEF, provides IT, business, management, digital literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), English, social studies, and test prep education to millions of disadvantaged students and adults across the nation.