Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
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 utilizes 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.
NEF’s Cyberlearning total system solution enables a student to advance a grade level in 24 learning hours in a subject such as math or reading, as documented by the State University of New York.
In addition to a world-class STEM+ academy for the students, the grant provides a Parent Academy in IT and Business, and a Teacher Professional Development Academy, and a tuition-free Workforce Development Academy for employers in the community.
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 Chairman Dr. Kuttan noted that, "according to the U.S. Labor Department, US has 3 million jobs looking for people. An obvious solution is to provide high-quality, affordable job skills training to a million employees, the goal of the NEF project.” 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."
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.