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Benefits of Skills Based Certification and Credentialing
Benefits to the Student • Recognition and acknowledgement of technical skills obtained during a course of study • Student may become a more sought after employee with the potential for higher salary • Sense of pride and accomplishment • Self confidence from receiving a credential or certificate recognized by business and industry • Evidence that the student has successfully completed a rigorous program of course work aligned and supported by business and industry • Increased value to the high school diploma
Benefits to the School • A Family and Consumer Sciences department acknowledged for a comprehensive, rigorous program of study • A Family and Consumer Sciences department in alignment and compliance with the wishes of Perkins IV guidelines • Student recognition for completing a skills based course of study in line with business and industry standards and the demands of the 21 st century • Validation that family and consumer sciences education is effective for providing a competent, skilled workforce
Benefits to the Employer • Technical and skills assessed students make better, stronger, and more reliable employees. • Hiring decisions are easier if a student has a certificate or credential. • Industry based credentials provide a link between secondary education and a quality, highly skilled workforce. • Employees who acknowledge the importance of employment skills training and the value of a certificate or credential.
Benefits to Post-Secondary Institutions • Reduces student duplication of coursework already mastered • Facilitates curriculum alignment, relevance and rigor • Promotes communication between all levels of education • Assists with student recruitment • Reduces attrition at both the high school and postsecondary level • Promotes a more prepared and cohesive educational system • Allows more time for specialization coursework by the student • Facilitates “on time” graduation rates