Industry certifications, hosted on iCEV, validate students' knowledge and skills, infuse career-readiness into the classroom and jump-start students' careers.
Certifications can be easily integrated into an established curriculum or earned through independent study.
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If you are a student interested in earning an industry certification, please notify your instructor and ask them to contact iCEV on your behalf.
Because industry certifications are based on real-world industry standards, students who earn certifications are more likely to experience academic and career success. Those who earn certifications often achieve higher grades, secure better employment opportunities and earn higher salaries.
See how certifications are positively impacting students and CTE programs in the featured "Certifications in Action" video.
When you choose industry certifications hosted on iCEV, you bring industry-established standards into your classroom. Together, iCEV and nationally recognized organizations are bridging the gap between education and industry to better prepare students for the workforce.
Certifications validate skills students learn every day in your classroom. When students earn a certification hosted on iCEV, they will receive a certificate proving they have acquired the skills necessary for a particular career. This can give them an advantage in the job application process.
Certifications reflect real-world scenarios, preparing students for postsecondary education and the workforce. They can be easily integrated into your lesson plans, allowing students to earn certifications while completing regular coursework.
Certifications can serve as a form of motivation. Students often take coursework more seriously when they know they will be recognized for their work, especially when there is potential to be recognized by earning a job or higher wage. Certifications can also facilitate the transition to post-secondary educational opportunities.
The iCEV online curriculum platform offers a variety of preparatory content and resources designed to prepare students to earn industry certifications.
Prepare for the certification exam with engaging video and PowerPoint® presentation lessons. Each lesson is developed through collaboration with industry experts in order to address industry standards within each certification.
iCEV's interactive activities, projects and assessments are based on real-world scenarios and reinforce comprehension of the industry standards assessed within each certification exam.
SUPPORT YOUR CERTIFICATION EARNERS
Let local businesses in your community know why it's a great idea to hire industry-certified applicants with these free resources.
"I have several students who are now working for local veterinarians and livestock operations as a direct result of their receiving the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification."
KIRBY HANCOCK ADAIR COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
"We offer this industry-level certification that sets students apart from other local high school floral students looking for jobs in the industry. This certification program is also appealing to parents and administrators which gives us the edge in filling our classes!"
JENNY KASLIN GRIDLEY HIGH SCHOOL
"Because I have a certification, I'll be ahead of my peers and have a jump-start on my education and career"
BRÉCHA BYRD STUDENT - SURRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
"Earning the certification will help get to where you want to go, whether that’s college or a career. The certification will help you get to the next level."
BRANDON LAWSON STUDENT - NOTTOWAY HIGH SCHOOL
"Students can go right into the workforce with a certification to prove they have some basic knowledge, or they can go on and get a four-year degree and use the certification as the starting point. Certifications are valuable to our students, our school and our communities."
MELINDA SPAUR WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
"The kids seem to take their classes more seriously. They see that earning a certification is something substantial, and it changes their attitude about the coursework."
ANN JOHNSON MUNFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Whether the student is in high school, college or any formal education setting, earning an industry certification can have several positive effects on a student’s education and career path.
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