Edmentum, an online learning solution, has announced the addition of 70 new Career Technical Education (CTE) for 2015-16 academic years.
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The new courses will accumulate different fields like AV Technology, communications, business management and administration. The courseware will be entirely designed for mobile device and to engage with real-world content.
On announcing the new courseware, Eric Swanson, group product manager at Edmentum said, “The success of introducing students to career options through CTE is evident, and our new courses offer even more options for students to explore. By almost doubling our CTE offerings, students will have even more options to connect with different careers through the classroom.”
According to the report from National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEC), nearly 12.5 million students participate for CTE program annually.
With the introduction of new course, students can prepare for post-secondary education and career that will cover 16 career clusters.
The CTE course option was recently seen in Michigan, where Gov. Rick Snyder had approved the amendment to allow student take up welding and other technical field in place of traditional course like Algebra II for graduation.
Additionally, with the addition of CTE, Edmentum is also in the process of refreshing the module of Plato Courseware and EdOptions Academy Math and English language arts courses that will be optimized for mobile centric and built to Common Core State Standards for 2015-16 school year.
Why CTE Course?
There is a steep rise in the intake of CTE course by graduates and even universities offering in graduation level. The course gives them a deeper understanding of technical concepts and academic. This course is designed in such a way that can allow students to continue their studies and earn degree and diploma.
Benefits of CTE Courses:
Students taking up this course can connect with the real world of technical education. As this is an online course, it is a great way to explore career options and meet people from same field. Along with this, the course also helps in:
-Alternative choice with various course offerings
-To acquire the skills they need to be equipped for workforce
-Computer Science 1A
-Introduction to Accounting
-Introduction to Business Administration
-Introduction to Fashion Design
-Introduction to Marketing
-Introduction to Social Media
This is the 21st century online classroom providing online learning programs. Its main aim is to drive leaner achievement for academic and career success. Having experience of more than 50yrs, Edmentum has been successfully offering innovative solutions in multitude of programs.
There are various products and service offered by Edmentum which includes- Plato Courseware, EdOptions Academy, Study Island, Education City, Edmentum Assessments and few others.