Magazine article Techniques

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Magazine article Techniques

E-Connect

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CERTIFICATIONS ARE A PORTABLE WAY OF ASSESSING AND VALIDATING AN INDIVIDUAL'S SKILLS AND ABILITIES IN MANY CAREER FIELDS. Not only is certification necessary for many career and technical education (GTE) students as they progress in their career pathways, but GTE teachers also need certification to practice their profession. Learn more about online certification resources for students and teachers with the following Web sites.

1 CareerOneStop Certification Finder

Searchable database

www.acinet.org/certifications_new

The 411: The U.S. Department of Labor's America's Career InfoNet provides a database of certifications; they are searchable by certification name, certifying organization, occupation and industry. Once a seeker has chosen the certification he or she would like more information about, he or she can get details such as exams required and the renewal processes. The site also gives advice on how to highlight that credential on resumes and during interviews, after the certification has been obtained.

2 Certification Map

Interactive map

http://certificationxnap.com

The 411: The need for certification is not limited to your students. …

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