HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company and leading provider of online curriculum and online school programs for K-12, has named Dr. Shaun E. McAlmont Executive Vice President, Career Readiness Education to lead the direction of the company’s growing Destinations Career Academies and programs on a national level.
McAlmont is one of the nation’s leading multi-sector education executives. His experience includes a decade-long tenure at Lincoln Educational Services, where he held numerous leadership positions including President and CEO. McAlmont has also served as Provost at American Career Colleges and CEO of Neumont College of Computer Science.
“Shaun’s track record of success in C-level roles within career-focused educational institutions makes him an ideal fit to lead the expansion of our Career Readiness portfolio,” said K12 Inc. CEO Nate Davis. “The career pathways within our Destinations Academies and programs are developing industry-relevant skill sets, setting students up for success in the most in-demand and well-compensated professions. We believe these courses are shaping the future of education while also helping to solve a critical workforce need.”
Many U.S. companies continue to report a troublesome gap between the skills needed to run and expand their businesses and the qualifications of job candidates. Economists warn a failure to close this gap could have consequences for American competitiveness and economic growth. K12’s tuition-free Destinations Career Academies and programs throughout the U.S. combine traditional high school academics with courses in health care, IT, business administration, manufacturing and more, preparing students to be college and workforce-ready.
A recent survey found three out of four parents say middle and high school is the best time for students to start exploring careers and 90% of Americans polled say Career Readiness Education should be offered in every high school.
In addition to more than two decades of corporate expertise, McAlmont holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Masters’ Degree at the University of San Francisco in Education Administration and his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University in Psychology.
McAlmont joins the K12 executive team in September.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered millions of courses over the past decade. K12 provides online and blended education solutions to charter schools, public school districts, private schools, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through more than 70 partner public schools, and through school districts and public and private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.