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E2020 Launches Online Career Pathways Curriculum to Prepare Students for Bright Futures
Meaningful Career and Technical Education (CTE) Must Track to Greatest Job Opportunities; Expose Students to Job Skills Earlier in their Academic Journeys
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 29, 2012 10:41 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E2020 Inc., one of the fastest-growing providers of online learning solutions, is delivering the next generation of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum to students with a new suite of engaging, interactive courses to prepare them for success in the workplace. E2020's innovative Career Pathways courseware offers practical career training that leads to industry-recognized certifications in fields with the greatest hiring needs. The Career Pathways curriculum is currently being offered in fields including Business, Health Science, and Information Technology.
According to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 18 of the 20 fastest growing occupations within the next decade will require career and technical education. E2020's Career Pathways curriculum is built on a clear understanding of the needs of high-demand fields to ensure the right skills for job readiness and placement are offered, and is designed to give students a tangible, credible training endorsement for their resumes.
"Today's employers are increasingly placing a premium on technical, analytical and problem-solving skills, in addition to math, science and reading," said Pete Findley, VP of Career Education, E2020, Inc. "Ideally, the right mix of academic and career-focused programs will give students a jump start on preparing for high demand jobs, whether or not that student is going to college immediately after high school."
By leveraging this technology-based curriculum, schools' current CTE offerings can be expanded to accommodate a range of academic and career objectives, delivered through inspiring and personalized instruction. It enables more efficient instruction inside the classroom, allowing teachers to work with individual students or with small groups during classroom time, enhancing productivity and ensuring comprehension of subject matter. The efficiency and flexibility of the online curriculum also means more students can pursue a CTE path of specific interest to them, even at more modest student enrollment levels.
E2020's robust, next generation CTE offering is available for high school in the areas of:
"E2020 is working with hiring companies and CTE educators to identify the practical skills that students need to stand out as qualified candidates and to succeed in their careers over the long term," said Sari Factor, CEO, E2020, Inc. "It is important that rigorous and engaging curriculum in fields that promise the greatest hiring opportunities are offered earlier in a student's academic journey. The more time and access a student has to explore their professional interests, the stronger their education."
E2020 "Re-imagines CTE" at the Association for Career and Technical Education's (ACTE) CareerTech Vision 2012 Conference starting today in Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit https://www.acteonline.org/vision.aspx#expo for more information, or visit E2020 at Booth 1215.
About E2020 Inc.
E2020 Inc., (education2020, e2020) is a leading provider of core and elective instruction for students in grades 6–12, creating innovative, rigorous, standards-aligned courseware and virtual instruction programs to prepare students for college and careers. e2020's web-based model, teacher-led video delivery, and innovative instructional approach offer engaging and individualized online instruction to schools for traditional classrooms, blended learning, and virtual programs. For more information, visit www.education2020.com.
 ACTE, 2007
SOURCE E2020 Inc.
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