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  1. Towards a 21st Century Education Dr. Gus Pappas Pappas Research Center www.prc-global.com

  2. 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

  3. A New 21st Century Model B r i d g e 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Towards a 21st Century Education Dr. Gus Pappas Pappas Research Center www.prc-global.com

  14. Thank You Discussion And Next Steps