Professional industry certifications can help individuals advance faster in their careers, especially in highly specialized industries such as information technology, business, and transportation services. Industry certifications are credentials earned by an individual to verify their legitimacy and competence to perform a job. A certification is typically displayed as a document stating that as a professional, a person has been been trained, educated and that they are prepared to meet a specific set of criteria for a role they will play in a given organization. This statement is awarded only after a person has passed the proper assessments administered by a recognized third-party credentialing institution.
Obtaining a professional industry certification displays dedication to a given profession and provides verification that a candidate has been well trained to effectively use the tools of an industry. Taking the time and effort to obtain certifications show potential employers that an individual can be a valuable contributor to their profession and help them gain recognition for their commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement.
For SouthTech students, an industry certification is a stamp of excellence! Certifications allow our students to demonstrate their mastery of knowledge and skills. Certifications increase our students’ job prospects, marketability to employers, overall employability, as well as increase their options for postsecondary education or training. On the other end of the spectrum, for employers, industry certifications demonstrate evidence of competencies, thus supporting hiring practices and filling employers’ specific demand for knowledge, skills, and abilities. Workers and employers alike realize the value of increasing proficiencies in a particular subjects and upgrading credentials. Certifications offer a flexible learning path for many students.
It is SouthTech Schools’ goal to graduate each of its students with at least a one industry certification or professional licensure. More times than not, SouthTech graduates walk across the graduation stage with multiple industry certifications, ready for work, higher education, and productive citizenship.
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