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Towards a 21 st Century Education Dr. Gus Pappas Pappas Research Center www.prc-global.com Pros and Cons of Traditional Education Pros: Universities provide strong foundational skills Provides a strong theoretical base Teaches broad, critical thinking and problem solving

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Towards a 21st Century

Education

Dr. Gus Pappas

Pappas Research Center

www.prc-global.com


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Pros and Cons of Traditional Education

Pros: Universities provide strong foundational skills

  • Provides a strong theoretical base

  • Teaches broad, critical thinking and problem solving

  • Wide body of knowledge

Cons: Universities focus is on the abstract

  • Theory and practice are very different

  • Commercial methodologies reward narrow and focused thinking

  • Contained body of knowledge

Challenge: Combine the best of both approaches


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A New 21st Century Model

B

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Practical

Experience

and BCP

Certification

Business

Skills

(TGIF)

Banking

and

Finance

Health

and

Nursing

Traditional

University

Curriculum

Bridge

Bridge

Hotel

and

Hospitality

Computing

and I.T.s

B

r

i

d

g

e

Safety

and BCP

Certification

Industry

Certifications

(Microsoft)


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A Few of Our Target Industries

  • Banking and Finance

  • Health and Nursing

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Computing and Information Technology (I.T.)

  • Oil, Gas, and Other Energy


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Initial Focus #1

Banking and Finance

  • Industry will continue to grow and develop

  • International regulations will increase in complexity

  • Job specialization requires specific skills training

  • Few institutions have the required courseware

PRS has established relations with key institutions

  • Example – Global Institute for Banking and Finance


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Second Area of Focus

Hotel and Hospitality Industry

  • Growing sector of the economy

  • Shortage of experienced personnel is a concern

  • Demand for trained personnel is increasing

  • Health and life safety are areas of keen interest

PRC has access to training, technology and support services

  • Experience in working with hospitality and food service industry

  • Leader in developing proactive training programs and services


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Third Opportunity

Computing and Information Technology (I.T.)

  • Both professions require the same base of knowledge

  • They differ in their focus:

    • Computer Science focused on research and development

    • I.T. places emphasis on operational policies and procedures

  • High paid job opportunities for both fields exist

PRC partners can provide each form of training

  • Traditional University education augmented with industry certifications


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Another Excellent Opportunity

Gas, Energy and Other Forms of Energy

  • Leading edge technology, especially for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV)

    • Most advanced engine on the market

    • Unique storage technology (nano-carbon based)

  • PRC has assess to many other primary and support technologies

PRC is seeking joint ventures and manufacturing opportunities

  • Looking for long term relationships


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Just 5 of Our Areas of Interests

  • Banking and Finance

  • Health and Nursing

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Computing and Information Technology (I.T.)

  • Oil, Gas, and Other Forms of Energy


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Some Target Industries

  • Banking and Finance

  • Health and Nursing

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Computing and Information Technology (I.T.)

  • Oil, Gas, and Other Forms of Energy


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Some Target Industries

  • Banking and Finance

  • Health and Nursing

  • Hotel and Hospitality

  • Computing and Information Technology (I.T.)

  • Oil, Gas, and Other Forms of Energy


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Conclusion

PRC is using a proven business model (Joint Ventures)

PRC has identified high growth opportunities

PRC has a unique. high value approach to education

We look forward to further discussions


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Towards a 21st Century

Education

Dr. Gus Pappas

Pappas Research Center

www.prc-global.com


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Thank You

Discussion

And

Next Steps


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