The What and Why of Our Mission
Through our primary offering, The Learning Course,
we are intent on enabling people to succeed in
today’s life long learning environment.
America, academically compared to the rest of
the world, can no longer afford to rank poorly.
In a recent international literacy survey the United States
ranked 3rd for fourth grade students, 10th for eighth graders,
and 19th for those that reached their senior year. With a
national school drop out rate averaging above 30% and some
urban areas exceeding 75%, it would seem that efforts at
public school reform have not succeeded.
Our nation's future is truly in jeopardy if we cannot match or
exceed the abilities of a well educated foreign competition.
There are several workable solutions being offered outside of
the public system. At North Oakland Training we have found
that The Learning Course can benefit anyone confronting the
challenges of education or re-education.
We want to improve both sides of the learning equation;
whether you are the person at the whiteboard attempting to
deliver an effective learning opportunity, or the person in the
student seat attempting to get the most from the process.
We want to reach and share our offerings with teachers,
tutors, mentors, trainers, instructors, students and parents in
any and all sectors that deal with learning, from public, private,
and home school to business and industry.
People entering the job market today can expect to change
careers three or more times before they retire. The ability to
quickly absorb and apply new ideas and skills has become a
vital survival skill.
It has been wisely observed that knowing HOW to learn may
well be more important than learning any particular discipline.
The future of our nation and our way of life depends on
turning around the terrible educational declines of the last
several decades. Only a highly educated population is
capable of successful long term self rule.
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