NASEF and STS Education Awarded a Region 10 ESC Contract for Academic Esports
ATLANTA, GA (June 4, 2021) – The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) today announced its inclusion in an Academic Esports Contract awarded to STS EDUCATION by Texas Region 10 ESC through Equalis Group, a public sector procurement company.
This Academic Esports contract mirrors NASEF’s focus on development of STEM career skills through involvement in esports and competitive video gaming. An effective program can heighten enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE) areas of study, break gender gaps for STEM instruction, reinforce character development, help young people explore a wealth of new emerging careers across the esports industry, and give students an advantage when applying to colleges.
Through the contract, STS and NASEF will leverage esports to:
- Improve student investment in learning
- Increase attendance and GPA
- Create a collaborative environment
- Build school culture
- Transform an isolating activity into a learning experience
- Teach programming, graphic design, and web design
- Instill hard-to-teach Social/Emotional competencies
- Promote career and college readiness
NASEF will provide a multitude of professional development and training options to address each aspect of creating, running, and maintaining an academic esports program, in addition to integrating curriculum into the platform, to best engage the student population.
“This contract affirms the value of NASEF’s curriculum and programming as viewed by leading education organizations,” said Gerald Solomon, NASEF’s founder and executive director. “In partnership, NASEF and STS Education will provide solutions that connect learning with play, in Texas’s Region 10 ESC and beyond.”
Equalis Group offers contracts through world-class Lead Agency Partners who follow the industry’s most rigorous processes and procedures. Contracts are awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) competitive solicitation by a public entity (i.e. state, city, county, public university or school district). Solicitations are awarded to suppliers based on both financial and non-financial criteria. View the contract: contract R10-1112A.
STS Education, founded in 2009, is one of the fastest growing edtech providers in the U.S., having been named to Inc Fastest 5,000 Growing Companies list for six consecutive years. STS Education has partnered with thousands of educational institutions with products and services nationwide, with a specialty in supporting smaller school districts with esports hardware, furniture, and professional development.
The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire the STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. NASEF is the anchor of the World Wide Scholastic Esports Foundation, a nonprofit umbrella entity formed to support NASEF’s global expansion along with other international partners. Find NASEF at NASEF.org and on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.