Dear students of public relations:
Maybe you can help me out.
I received an email today that began like this:
Princeton, N.J. (November 13, 2007) -Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Certiport today announced an agreement to create a solution leveraging their assessment and certification programs around digital literacy and critical thinking with regard to information and communications technologies (ICTs).
Can you help me with this?
When someone ‘announces an agreement,’ is that a big deal?
What does it mean to ‘create a solution’?
What does it mean to ‘leverage programs around’ something?
Are the the programs ‘with regard to’. . . or are digital literacy and critical thinking ‘with regard to’ . . . ?
And, finally, why did they send this message to me?
If you have some clues, please let me know.