Model Programs White Paper
Model programs are proposed both within the United States educational system as well as others, for example, in Sweden. Within the U.S. system, we focus on high school (secondary) and post-secondary (community colleges and universities). Many community colleges work directly with business and industry in their locale to provide graduates who can work productively in those businesses after they have completed a 2 year Associates degree or certificate program. Some graduates proceed to a 4 year university where they expand upon the technical and business skills they learned at the community college.
From our perspective, a model program is one which embraces the concepts of web standards, uses parts of an approved curricula and makes a concerted effort to keep the course content current and relevant to the needs of business and industry.