Earlier this year, in a speech related to the release of the "Pathways to Prosperity" report, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said "the goal of CTE 2.0 should be that students earn a postsecondary degree or an industry-recognized certification--and land a job that leads to a successful career." Combine that with a report out of Georgetown University that says about 14 million jobs between 2008-2018 will be filled by workers with an associate degree or occupational certificate and you begin to see the value and importance of industry certifications. In this Webinar presented by Cisco, you will receive an overview of certifications, hear from an educational institution on why it values industry certifications, learn how to identify a quality certification and see how one company developed its certification to keep students engaged and prepare them for success in the workplace.
Mickie S. Rops, CAE - Mickie Rops Consulting, Inc. (certification consultant)
Michelle Keylon - Francis Tuttle Technology Center