The SREB Advanced Career program better prepares high school students for their futures regardless if they choose to continue on the path to higher learning or move directly into the workforce. This program offers a relevant, intense and challenging approach to prepare students for their futures by providing the skills needed for high-wage, high-demand and high-skilled fields.
“We are excited to be working with Studica to provide our schools with a single source to obtain the diverse components, technology and tools necessary for students to answer the driving questions of the projects,” says Gene Bottoms, SREB Senior Vice President. “Because each group of students will work toward problem solutions differently, we needed a supplier who would be both adaptable and affordable. We are confident that Studica will meet these needs,” Bottoms said.
There are currently seven SREB Advanced Career STEM pathway programs available for schools to adopt in fall 2014 (Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering, Clean Energy Technology, Energy and Power, Health Informatics, Informatics, and Innovations in Science in Technology). Each pathway provides ready-to-implement coursework, comprehensive training for teachers, access to technology and tools for project-based learning, and end-of-course assessments. As part of the program, students use industry standard software and data acquisition hardware to complete authentic tasks.
Studica is the education source for software and technology products in the United States servicing schools, faculty and students. Studica is committed to offering innovative academic solutions for STEM education, game development/
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), based in Atlanta, Georgia, works with states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. SREB was created in 1948 by Southern governors and legislators who recognized the link between education and economic vitality. SREB’s High Schools That Work, in partnership with states and industry, is developing a more rigorous and relevant approach to career and technical education through its Advanced Career initiative. Currently, nine states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia, are partners in this effort. For more information about Advanced Career, visit SREB.org/AC.