The Value and Role of Industry-Based Certifications
For students who are planning on immediately entering the workforce, IBCs can offer attractive benefits in the form of a valuable credential that can provide a competitive edge. IBCs also provide employers with a standard that is useful in evaluating and "benchmarking" a candidate who has no substantial work experience.
An IBC, by definition, is based on a workplace analysis of proficiency needs within an occupation or a technical area that reflects performance requirements of employers in an industry. Equipping students with relevant industry recognized certifications and licensures is one more way to insure that the CTE programs in Texas can prepare students for the industries of the 21st Century.
Certifications vary by school. See your CTE Catalog, visit with your CTE teacher(s) or Career Counselor for further assistance.
ASE – Automotive Service Excellence I-CAR – Automotive Collision Repair ATM/ASM – Aircraft Turbines Mechanic/Aircraft Structures Mechanic JAVA Programmer Adobe Photoshop Jr. Master Gardener Adobe Dreamweaver Lightwave 3D Adobe Flash MOMA – Manufacturing Operations Maintenance Asst Apple Final Cut Pro MOS – Microsoft Office Specialist American Welding Society-Sense (Level I & II) NcRT – Non-Certified Radiological Technician CDA – Certified Dental Assistant NewTek Lightwave 3D CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant OSHA – Occupational Safety Health Administration CNC – Tool Operator PC Pro CVA – Certified Veterinary Assistant Pre-PAC (Pre-Professional Assessments & Certifications) CompTIA Network+ Quickbooks EAC – Educational Aide I ServSafe – National Restaurant Association Emergency Telecommunications Security+ Fashion Management Security Pro First Aid / CPR TestOut Network Pro GAERF – PrintED Texas Certified Nursery Professional Hunter Safety & Boater Education Texas Cosmetology License ITSA – Information Technology Security & Assuranc Texas High School Floral Certification
ACF – American Culinary Federation (Program Certification)
NATEF – National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (Program Certification)
NCCER – National Center for Construction Education & Research (Program Certification
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