Michigan schools will be able to offer a new online course that could guide students toward choosing a career and a better understanding the global economy.
The course is being designed by the Michigan Department of Education and Michigan Virtual University.
It will be paid for through a 350-thousand dollar grant from Microsoft Corporation.
The course will be available this coming school year.
It will meet the new requirement for an online learning experience that is being considered as part of the new mandatory high school curriculum proposed by the State Board of Education.
Governor Jennifer Granholm announced the online course today during a news conference in a computer lab at Lansing's Eastern High School.