WHAT IS OUR PROJECT
The American Dreamer will be the first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) for DREAMers: all the people in the United States pursuing an American citizenship and all the people outside the country dreaming about America as a land of opportunity. The aim of the course, free and open to anyone with Internet, is to provide DREAMers with a basic knowledge of English and American culture, American constitution, American system of government, rules and laws. The students will gain a clear understanding of the process to become a U.S. citizen and get ready to fulfill all the requirements. In addition to that, through the MOOCDOM platform, the students will be provide with specific skills according to their current and past educational and work experiences to be potential candidate for apprenticeship and job openings in U.S., converting their knowledge in usable skills. Those students legally authorized to work in U.S. will gain direct access to some of the best U.S. companies.
This project has the ambition to simultaneously address immigration, unemployment, and growing workforce skills gap in the country, facilitating free education as a fundamental human rights and giving every DREAMer the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen.
ABOUT MOOCS AND MOOCDOM
A massive open online course (MOOC) is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance. Although enrollment numbers for online courses as a sector have not yet been released for 2012 / 2013 industry forecasts indicate exponential growth in MOOCS and online courses in general.
MOOCDOM is a student-centric, institution neutral platform that provides students with a centralized repository for their past and current educational endeavors. Users are able to select courses from the MOOCDOM database of over 2,000 courses (growing daily). Students are prompted with suggested courses from the database related to their goals, interests and prior educational experiences. Students that are seeking entry to a particular skilled occupation can search for courses based on the specific course-sets (Institutes) designed to prepare them for employment in that field and/or with a specific employer.
Learn more about www.moocdom.com @moocdom
WHY ARE WE COMMITTED TO THIS PROJECT?
We are committed in this project because we would like to give a substantial contribution to the DREAMers and to our country in their respective challenges. We love to build exciting products, create value and address global challenges.
Fact: 11 million of undocumented immigrants in the United States: men and women and young people who want nothing more than the chance to earn their way into the American story.
Fact: the Global labor market is experiencing a significant gap between the skills available in the workforce and those required by technology driven enterprises.By 2020 there will be over 85,000,000 unfilled jobs for skilled and highly skilled workers and over 90,000,000 unemployed workers without the skills required to fill those positions.
"We have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. We all agree that these men and women should have their way to citizenship."
"Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity."
President Barack Obama
WHAT ARE WE ASKING FROM YOU?
We are asking for your support in funding this project and spreading the word. We will be eternally grateful for your support.
HOW DO YOU CONTACT US?
You can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise we will get back to you. You can follow us on twitter @usdreamers
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