The attainment of an industry-recognized certification or credential ensures that students graduate from high school globally competitive for work and postsecondary education.
An industry-recognized certification or credential helps businesses
- Save many hours of training time because their new hire is already trained.
- Be confident that the credential holder has already learned a specific set of skills.
An industry-recognized certification or credential helps students
- Validate their knowledge and skill attainment with an industry-recognized certification.
- Stand out in a field of job applicants.
- Start at a higher salary level.
During 2010-2011, 27 different assessments were administered to North Carolina Career and Technical Education students. Students reported earning 24,782 credentials. This is the first year credentialing data were compiled at the state level.
Learn more about student certification and credentialing:
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Certification and Credentialing Briefing Paper
Career and Technical Education Student Certification Report
View the first annual report on Student Certifications earned in NC Career and Technical Education courses.