Schools and colleges have great opportunities to meet the needs of their communities. Looking back on the origination of why proprietary schools were in such demand was the necessity to provide education and training in the workforce areas of need. Employers would say in that time the only way to meet the skills gap was to look to proprietary schools who considered the trades and technical skills as a way to meet the demand needs. As the pendulum swings the gap areas are clearly delineated by the workforce and their frustration with the lack of trade and technical school graduates. It is indeed refreshing to see a curriculum publisher who has stepped out in front to meet these needs for schools. It appears, NEXTSTEP has made entry and implementation for new and current schools very transparent. I have included the announcement below. It has been a tough time with schools in the last several years. Returning to our root expertise with the demand makes perfect sense.