Edmentum Adds Career Technical Education Courses to Plato Courseware

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Edmentum Adds Career Technical Education Courses to Plato Courseware

New elective courses help schools prepare students for high-skill, in-demand careers

September 9, 2013 - Minneapolis

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Educators can now prepare students for a wide range of in-demand technical careers using new Career Technical Education (CTE) courses from Edmentum, a leading provider of online learning solutions. Eight CTE courses are available now for Edmentum’s standards-based Plato Courseware online curriculum, with an additional 24 courses scheduled for release in 2014.

The CTE courses are all mobile-friendly for “anytime, anywhere” use and feature interactive, video-rich content to engage learners. The courses are aligned to the CTE National Career Clusters® framework, which was developed by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) as an organizational structure for CTE programs.

“CTE has proven to be a critical link between the education system and the changing job market, providing a pathway for students into high-skill and high-demand professions,” said Andrew Plackner, senior product manager for Edmentum. “These new Plato Courseware offerings will allow students to explore a greater variety of interests. The new courses also can help educators engage with students who might feel disconnected from core curriculum or need help preparing for paths other than attending a four-year college.”

Educators can customize the Plato Courseware CTE offerings, which are available for middle school, high school and post-secondary, to meet their unique needs. The courses can be implemented in a lab setting, in a virtual experience or through a blended learning environment that incorporates both online and traditional classroom courses. Edmentum provides the CTE courses through a range of flexible packages to meet the specific needs of educators, schools or districts.

For more information on Plato Courseware and Edmentum’s CTE offerings, visit http://www.edmentum.com/products-services/plato-courseware.

About Edmentum Inc.

Edmentum Inc. is a leading provider of online learning solutions designed to drive learner achievement for academic and career success. With more than 50 years of experience driving significant advances in the industry, Edmentum offers a wide variety of innovative solutions spanning a multitude of program areas to empower 21st century teaching and learning. For more information, visit edmentum.com.