Education in industrialized nations has been organized for decades to provide workers for large corporations and governmental positions. A group of required core competencies have been defined, the syllabuses written and testing is designed to sort out who fits where.
More and more families, feeling uncomfortable with the public school’s ability to perform at an acceptable level, have chosen to homeschool their children or send them to private schools in an effort to meet the core requirements of quality colleges.
College and universities have become major corporations themselves and are integrated with industries and agencies to fill the employment requirements. Business schools train its students to manage finances, supply chain and people. Often adults return to school for job or small business training in an effort to meet a new standard for employment.
Non-industrial nations have had a diverse standard for education at best. Some families have sacrificed to send their children to the industrialized countries. The global challenges for an appropriate quality of education are legion and wrought with opportunity. Long distance training technology combined with local mentoring has the chance of spreading knowledge at unprecedented rates. If Bangalore can provide customer service for a corporation’s customers in Des Moines, Iowa, then an algebra teacher from the United Kingdom can instruct students in Nevis.
THC is looking to identify emerging solution-based organizations and provide direct and allied support for them, facilitate this process and help build viable financial models with those that can drive the sustainable quality of life at all levels of society.