BOISE, ID--(Marketwire -02/21/12)- PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTC.BB: PCSV.OB - News), a leading provider of K-16 programs that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), today announced the signing of a Memo of Understanding with Sage International Charter School, located in Boise.
PCS will provide Sage with a premier STEM laboratory in exchange for providing PCS with the ability to offer hands-on learning classes during afterschool, evening, weekend, and summer hours.
"This is an exciting partnership for PCS," said Robert Grover, CEO of PCS Edventures. PCS conducted market test activities in 2011 at Sage that enabled both parties to evaluate the partnership. PCS began afterschool courses in February and continues to expand the program.
Don Keller, Principal of Sage International, said, "Sage believes the path to a 21st century education is through partnerships with organizations and industry, and this partnership is an excellent match. Our technology education program has been significantly enriched through the addition of the PCS materials, and parent response to the afterschool and camp offerings has been overwhelming with classes filling very quickly."
PCS launched a domestic learning center initiative at the beginning of 2012 and plans to partner with entities such as Sage International to provide facility and market access in exchange for STEM program materials and support. Globally, PCS develops Learning Center partners, the first International licensee being Kindle Experiential Learning in India. Their first learning center in Hyderabad, India opened in February. Their website can be visited at www.creyalearning.com.
"Learning Centers are a solid marketing strategy for PCS in the current domestic educational landscape," said Robert Grover. "School budgets continue to shrink but this approach allows us to create a relationship that is a win-win-win for schools, students, parents, and PCS. It enables us to take our extensive library of STEM related products and content and create a rich learning environment that benefits everyone."
PCS recruited Brett Newbold as an operational advisor to the executive management team to assist with improving efficiencies. Mr. Newbold has extensive executive management experience having served the role of CEO, COO, and CTO in both domestic and international companies. Mr. Newbold served as a direct report to Larry Ellison (Oracle, ORCL) for eight years as a Vice President of R&D managing market and technology initiatives. "I'm thrilled to be part of this company," said Mr. Newbold.
Read the extended version of this release at: http://pcsedu.com/news/?p=377
About PCS Edventures!
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTC.BB: PCSV.OB - News) designs and delivers educational solutions to the K-16 market that develop 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and communications. Additional information is available on the Internet at http://www.edventures.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, actual results could differ materially from such statements.