Many schools and college partners find it difficult to engage employers to provide internships for students. These WBL experiences are critical to prepare students for careers. Programs, like IBM’s PTECH, have demonstrated the value of employer sponsored pathways that span high school to college to career.Global Grid for Learning has developed a model for virtual internships to allow employers and schools to deliver these experiences to more students.
The Certified School Passport Administrator virtual internship will build students’ skills in IT for enterprise software applications and prepare them for in-demand jobs in information technology. The CSPA program complements existing IT pathways and provides a real-world experience to see enterprise IT in operation. As a partner for the deployment of IT certification pathways from major vendors, such as Google and Coursera, they will build digital WBL experiences to complement training certificates across a variety of pathways.