Let Local Businesses in Your Community Know Why it's a Great Idea to Hire Industry-Certified Applicants


Use the resources on this page to promote your certification earners in an effort to build mutually beneficial relationships with businesses in your community.

Print these resources and use them as leave-behinds or share them on your social media channels. Remember to tag local businesses you are interested in working with and use the hashtag #HireCertified.


Customizable Flyer

Personalize this flyer to introduce your program and certified students to prospective employers within your community.



Certification Handouts

Why Hire Certified Applicants Infographic

Spread the word to prospective employers by sharing on social media or printing and distributing this free infographic, which highlights the benefits of hiring certified applicants.


Press Release Template

Download and complete this press release template. Replace the information in the blue highlighted areas with your own. Distribute to your local media, or publish on your school's website to recognize your students' accomplishments.


How to List an Industry Certification on a Résumé

Download, print and distribute this flyer on adding an industry certification to a résumé. 


How to List an Industry Certification on LinkedIn

Download, print and distribute this flyer on adding an industry certification to LinkedIn. 


Fostering Relationships with Business & Industry Leaders

Showcase Expertise & Promote Achievements

iCEV is committed to providing lifelong learners the tools necessary to achieve academic and professional goals. In an ever-changing marketplace, it is essential to communicate skills and credentials effectively. We have partnered with Credly to offer a modernized version of credentials through digital badging.




Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification Prepares Students for Career Success

Using study materials associated with the Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification, students at Bartlett Yancey High are building knowledge of the principles of veterinary medicine.


California High School Uses Grant to Strengthen CTE Curriculum Through Certification

In June of 2015, the South Coast Region Agricultural Education Consortium received a grant through the California Career Pathways Trust. By allocating funds from the grant, they are strengthening CTE curriculum and resources for their students.

Certifying for Success: Urban Kentucky Students Gain Career Experiences with Industry Certifications 

Set in the heart of Louisville, KY, Seneca High School provides urban students a chance to learn about agricultural science through industry-driven approaches.


Recognize Your Certification Earners

iCEV recognizes school districts with 10 or more industry certification earners with a custom wall-mount. Each wall-mount includes the name of certification earners and the certification they earned within a particular school year. Wall-mounts are a great way to display student accomplishments and build excitement for your industry certification program.

Share Your Certification Story

Tell us how industry certifications have made a difference in your CTE program by completing the form below.


Share these graphics on your social media channels using the hashtag #HireCertified to show local businesses what other employers across the nation say about the value of certification earners. 

To save and use these graphics from your desktop computer, click on the image you would like to share, then right-click to save.

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Together, we can raise awareness about the value of industry-certified applicants!