After serving as a Texas FFA state officer in 2018, Josh Witherspoon joined the iCEV team as a part-time employee for 3 years before taking on the role of content development specialist in 2022. Witherspoon holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University, in which his experience and proficiency in writing, marketing and CTE allow him to effectively communicate the successes of CTE educators and students and the value iCEV has to offer.
Whether you’re a teacher looking to promote certification recipients or an individual looking for the best way to talk about your certification to prospective employers, knowing how to communicate the value of hiring an industry certification earner is extremely important. In this blog we’ll share iCEV’s infographic on 5 Great Reasons You Should Hire Industry-Certified Applicants. We’ll also discuss when and where to share the infographic to best promote the knowledge and skills gained from earning an industry certification.
When and Where to Share
The 5 Great Reasons You Should Hire Industry-Certified Applicants infographic was developed to be used as marketing material for CTE educators and certification earners to promote the value of hiring certified applicants to employers. For CTE educators, this infographic can be shared with local businesses and organizations to help them understand the value added and what to expect when hiring a certified applicant. Educators can also share the infographic via their program’s social media channels to further expand the reach of the value of hiring certified applicants.
For individuals looking for impactful ways to promote their certification to potential employers, share the infographic when submitting resume documents so the employer has context to your accomplishment before the interview. For employees looking to upskill, share the infographic with your employer or manager to help them understand the work and outcomes associated with earning an industry certification. The infographic itself can be used in a multitude of scenarios and is a valuable document teachers and certification earners can use to best advertise the value certification earners add in the workplace.
5 Reasons to Hire Industry certified Applicants
Whether an individual is looking for their first job, looking to switch careers or trying to advance within their current company, earning an industry certification can offer a variety of benefits for not only the earner but also employers. Industry certifications offer various benefits to employers, including validating employee knowledge and skills, shortening the hiring process and developing employability and workplace skills in current employees and prospective candidates.
Industry certifications are a valuable asset for companies and organizations as they ensure a candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to effectively fulfill the needs of a position. Developed and issued by industry-leading companies and organizations such as Elanco and Southwest Airlines, and tested for on the iCEV platform, the certifications enhance student and individual’s résumés and help them stand out to prospective employers. The certifications reflect the needs of real-world career expectations, boost employability and allow employers to identify and connect with qualified applicants.
Download the 5 Great Reasons You Should Hire Industry-Certified Applicants through the button below to help start the industry certification conversation with employers to share the value they offer individuals, companies and the entire workforce of tomorrow. For more information on industry certifications visit iCEV’s #HireCertified page to explore resources to help industry certification earners maximize their certification.