Global animal health company provides opportunity for students to pursue careers in animal science
LUBBOCK, Texas (Oct. 28, 2015) – With an increasing focus on Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, industry collaborations are vital opportunities that offer insight into the training students need to be better prepared for their academic coursework and future career paths. To further expand students’ opportunities, iCEV is partnering with Elanco to offer the Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification. Elanco becomes the latest on a distinguished roster of industry leaders to host its certification on the iCEV testing platform.
The Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification verifies individuals have acquired the foundational knowledge and skills to pursue a career within the animal science industry. To earn the certification, individuals must possess an in-depth understanding of key concepts, such as general animal science, animal breeding, animal health and wellness, animal nutrition, and animal management practices.
“Animal science is a far-reaching industry with countless practical applications and career opportunities,” said Jeff Lansdell, president of iCEV. “Working with a worldwide leader like Elanco enables us to provide students with unparalleled animal science information and resources.”
Through iCEV, middle and high school students enhance their career training with certifications from industry partners like Elanco. Students can prepare to earn the certification by completing optional study material offered by iCEV and based on Elanco's industry expertise.
“This initiative is in keeping with Elanco’s mission to enrich lives and enhance animal health through sound science, innovation and education,” said Todd Armstrong, Beef Business Director for Elanco. “This certification will equip the next generation of animal science professionals with the foundational knowledge they need to advance in the industry.”
In addition to the Elanco Fundamental Animal Science Certification, iCEV offers a host of other certifications:
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 www.icevonline.com.
Elanco provides comprehensive products and knowledge services to improve animal health and food-animal production in more than 70 countries around the world. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for nearly 7,000 employees worldwide. Together with its customers, Elanco is committed to raising awareness about global food security and celebrating and supporting the human-animal bond. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are located in Greenfield, Indiana. Visit us at www.elanco.com.