(PRWEB) April 10, 2013
21st century skills for the future workforce will help bolster America’s global competitiveness. This effort requires greater communication and collaboration between business and educators. NEF’s CyberLearning offers applied and technical skills for students, parents, and professionals. To address the concern NEF launched a national scholarship initiative.
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."
In an effort to address the rising cost of workforce development the National Education Foundation (NEF) CyberLearning, offers students and professionals IT, business and management courses for their employees (http://www.cyberlearning.org). With this opportunity NEF envisions to aid in the continual education and advancement of America’s workforce’s 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,” states Dr. Kuttan. An obvious solution is to make job skills training affordable to low and middle income individuals.
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.