WHAT IS AN INDUSTRY BASED CERTIFICATION?
An Industry-Based Certification is:
An independent third party credential that is industry-accepted and results from a process whereby an individual's knowledge and/or skill in a particular area is verified against a set of pre-determined standards.
How did TEA select these certifications for their list:
To develop this list, TEA requested feedback from stakeholders across Texas on recommendations for a state-approved list of industry-based certifications. The recommended credentials were sent to the 28 Texas Workforce Development Boards to determine industry value and industry representatives responded to the survey. All submitted credentials were reviewed for the evaluation criteria for industry-based certifications including:
their industry value
3rd party provider for the certification
has to be the capstone for a program of study
attainable by a high school student
TEA came up with a list and BEEVILLE CTE looked at local industry needs, student interest and our Programs of Study.