HALLS of Learning Jamaica (HOL) has announced that, starting this school year, it will be facilitating a variety of online courses in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help supplement in-school learning while providing Jamaican students with useful skills and exposing them to opportunities within these fields.
The education services company is utilising online resources and events from technology giants Amazon and IBM to give students access to global opportunities.
“We are leveraging existing learning platforms that teach skill sets beyond our face-to-face courses and for an older demographic,” said Marvin Hall, founder of Halls of Learning.
The online courses on offer include: robotics, computer science, coding, math, reading, and typing for primary and secondary level students.
One course, AP Computer Science Principles, for eleventh and twelfth grade students will provide college credits for universities in North America, if completed successfully.
This course, along with another, Introduction to