LUBBOCK, Texas (April 19, 2016) - To thrive in today’s competitive workplace and postsecondary environments, students must learn and retain core technology and business skills. No longer a "nice to have," employers and higher education providers expect these skills. To that end, CEV Multimedia will host Express Employment Professionals' industry certifications on the iCEV testing platform. 

The Career Preparedness Certification verifies individuals possess the skills necessary to discover, pursue and successfully achieve career goals. The certification exam addresses major topics, including higher learning, the job-seeking process, financial literacy, workplace etiquette and the Microsoft® Office Suite. 

The Business Office Technology Certification verified individuals have acquired the technical computer skills necessary to be competitive in today's modern workplace.  To earn the certification, individuals must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of common workplace technology and processes, including computers, operating systems and networking, telecommunications, business documents, Web and business ethics, and the Microsoft® Office Suite. 

"Mapping out a career path, finding job openings and landing a quality job can be an overwhelming process," said Bob Funk, CEO and Founder of Express Employment Professionals. "We want to empower the next generation to make knowledgeable decisions about education and careers, and this partnership with CEV Multimedia is a powerful stepping stone in helping students discover and achieve their career goals."

The certifications can be accessed through iCEV, an online platform offering practical, interactive learning with professional demonstrations to prepare students for postsecondary education and high-skill, high-demand careers. 

For more information about the industry certification program, please visit

About iCEV

Since 1984, iCEV has specialized in providing quality CTE curriculum and educational resources. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students, offering curriculum for several major subject areas, including agricultural science, trade & industrial education, business & marketing, career exploration, family & consumer science, health science, law enforcement and STEM education. Additionally, iCEV acts as a certification testing platform for industry certifications. Leading companies and organizations utilize iCEV as the testing platform for their certifications. For more information, visit

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information, visit