India is poised to become the world power with the world’s largest workforce of 500 million+. But only 2% of that workforce is considered “skilled”. There is a major disconnect between demand and supply of the skilled employees. When a workforce is skilled everyone benefits. This vital match helps businesses thrive, individuals prosper and economies expand. BellCurve Labs is introducing proven tools in partnership with ACT that can help create this match.
ACT WorkKeys is an online skills assessment. ACT KeyTrain is an online skills development program based on WorkKeys. They lead to “work readiness” certification – scientifically anchored standards that correspond with over 77% of all US jobs. These tools have proven highly successful throughout America.:Here are a few facts:
The ACT® test, ACT Online Prep program and the PreACT assessment are the cornerstones of world’s most prestigious college gateway suite. Together, they help students gain access to universities. By taking the ACT® test students not only demonstrate what they have learned, but they also make you visible to colleges and scholarship agencies throughout the world.The ACT® test is accepted by all 4-year universities in the USA, as well as universities in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada and the Philippines accept ACT® test scores as part of their acceptance process. In the USA alone the ACT® test is selected by more college applicants than any other instrument, including the SAT exam.
How does it Work?
There are three components that work together in the education suite:
BellCurve Labs Inc. is a team of educators, technologists and business professionals who are dedicated to a common goal: to create greater human equity by making innovative knowledge-growing solutions available to all. We believe that education is a lifetime pursuit and that removing barriers - like cost and accessibility – we can help improve the lives of others.
BellCurve Labs is headquartered in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area in Pleasanton, California. We have an India office in Pune and will soon open offices in Bangalore, Hyderbad and Delhi.
We aggregate curriculum and learning tools, selecting from the best products in the US market. Then, we localize the products in order to meet the learning and economic needs of our non-US users. Presently, we bring to the developing world the largest aggregation of learning tools ever assembled. Our products will support learning from pre-school to retirement. We call this a “cradle-to-grave” solution – a delivery system unparalleled in the world.
Our solutions address the needs of students as they prepare for formal education (pre-K) and they follow the child through life. This includes post-secondary support that guides the student in transitioning either to college or to the workplace. Once in the workplace, our workforce development solutions serve all.
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