World’s leading crop science innovator backs new Plant Science Certification
LUBBOCK, Texas (Apr. 23, 2015) – CEV Multimedia, a leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum resources, announces its partnership with Bayer CropScience to expand the industry-backed certification program available through iCEV, an online platform that produces and delivers comprehensive educational content. Bayer CropScience is the latest organization to join CEV Multimedia’s list of distinguished industry partners offering certifications supporting CTE initiatives and programs.
Delivered through iCEV and endorsed by Bayer CropScience, the Plant Science Certification addresses major topics in the plant science industry, including water resources and measurement, plant nutrition and evaluation, fertilizer and pesticide safety, pests and diseases, and scientific classification. Training for the Plant Science Certification is designed for students at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels interested in natural sciences.
“There are very few opportunities for students today to achieve a plant science certification aligned with secondary education,” said Jeff Lansdell, president of CEV Multimedia. “Bayer CropScience is the perfect match for this certification as both companies look to enhance and expand education for future generations of plant scientists.”
Industry collaborations play an important role for all CTE programs by offering hands-on training as students complete their program of study and explore their individual interests. Through iCEV, students enhance their career training with certifications from industry partners by completing regular coursework through a series of pre-built online CTE lessons.
“Continuing to lead innovation in agriculture will require bright minds with expertise in all areas of plant sciences,” said Mike Gilbert head of breeding and trait development for Bayer CropScience. “This certification program will provide students with essential tools to equip them to be the next great leaders in plant science.”
In addition to the Plant Science Certification, CEV Multimedia offers programs to earn Professional Communications, Meat Evaluation, Principles of Floral Design and Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certifications. CEV Multimedia is currently developing industry-backed certifications to expand education and support student success across multiple areas of CTE.
About CEV Multimedia
With 34 years of experience, CEV specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Health Science, Law Enforcement and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students offering learning-on-demand features, video clips streaming and testing and grading capabilities to any device with Internet capabilities. Additionally, iCEV tests for industry-valued certifications. Recognized companies and trade associations, such as Southwest Airlines, the American Meat Science Association and Elanco, utilize iCEV as the testing platform for their certifications. For more information, visit www.icevonline.com.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,819 million (2013) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at www.press.bayercropscience.com.
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