VIE-Academy is proud to announce that it has officially become one of the International Baccalaureate’s strategic partners.
VIE academy is an online course and curriculum provider, specializing in career orientated education for high school students. Initially formed in 2021 by former heads of the International Baccalaureate (IB), VIE-Academy has been paving the way for the future of vocational education.
Most will know of the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP) delivered in over 3000 schools worldwide and developed in Geneva back in 1968 but there is still much growth for its newer counterpart, the Career-related Programme (CP) launched in 2012. The CP offers an international qualification recognised by a large number of universities and employers globally.
VIE-Academy has created a complete solution, with a time agnostic delivery model and a global cohort allowing several students to study different subjects within the same classroom and essentially is creating “plug and play” curriculums for international schools to implement seamlessly. All of the (CRS) Career Related Studies are designed in partnership with the best higher education providers and industry experts and provide added value to the students who complete them, via advanced standing or credit recognition. The curriculums developed are future focused and aligned to the needs of the future of work.
The VIE-Academy team’s service does not stop there, they are also able to offer support for IB implementation, school improvement, teacher development, coaching and mentoring.
Matt Costello, Chief Business Development Officer for the International Baccalaureate said: “VIE-Academy’s innovative approach to education combined with the IB’s Career Related Programme empowers high school students to pursue their career goals early on. Blending academic study with specialist courses allows students to build career skills as they learn more about what they love best. It also instills confidence, social responsibility and a sense of purpose.”
Among the first CRS’s designed by VIE, is the CRS in Business & Hospitality co-developed with the Swiss Education Group, who’s schools have all been ranked in the top 10 worldwide by the QS higher education global rankings. This prestigious CRS allows successful graduates to directly access the 2nd year of any hospitality bachelor’s degrees offered at Hotel Institute Montreux, Swiss Hotel Management School and César Ritz Colleges Switzerland.
With a plethora of CRS development underway with several prestigious universities and the support of the International Baccalaureate, VIE-Academy intends to quickly distribute its courses and contribute to the global student offer within international schools, allowing for all learner profiles to have a secure pathway into a successful career.
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Ms. Kathryn Longstaff