Career & Technical Education Month Spotlight: Certifications & Credentials

An important component of the CTE Program is attainment of an industry-recognized certification or credential, ensuring that students graduate from high school globally competitive for work and post-secondary 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.

"One of our goals is to give students the opportunity to graduate with a credential or
certification. During the fall semester, our Electronics I and Electronics II classes were given the ETA-EM1 and ETA-EM2 Assessments to earn an Electronics Technician Association Credential," said Sheila Porcher, ECPS Career & Technical Education Coordinator.
"We now have 15 students that have earned an Electronics Technician Association Credential from Mr. Matthews' Electronics classes at SouthWest Edgecombe High School," added Porcher.

ECPS also has the following credentials available for high school students:

● CPR (Health Science)
● Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA (Health Sciences)
● Microsoft Office Certifications: Word, Publisher, Excel, Access (Business Education)
For more information about certifications and credentials available through our CTE Department, please contact Porcher at 252-827-5016.