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Growth in Industry-Backed Certifications Signals Future of CTE

Growth in Industry-Backed Certifications Signals Future of CTE

CEV Multimedia, producer of CTE curriculum resources, announces that students earned more than 5,000 industry-backed certifications in the 2016-17 school year through iCEV, the online resource for CTE where students can earn up to twelve industry-backed certifications.

The number of student certifications spans 197 school districts nationwide, representing an increase in the number of districts participating by 112 percent since the 2015-16 school year. Data also indicates the long-term increase and commitment of districts to offer and encourage students to earn certifications year over year.

During the 2016-17 school year, the most popular industry-backed certifications were the Southwest Airlines Professional Communications certification, the Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design certification and the Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications certification. The states earning the most certifications through iCEV are California, Texas and Kentucky.

For more information on the industry-backed certifications, visit