From Our Desk to Yours
A Career & Technical Education blog.
In an effort to make it easier for businesses to share input on education standards and the skills being taught in local high school Career and Technical Education (CTE), the Utah State Board of
SALT LAKE CITY (September 17, 2018) – In response to growing employer demand for a better-prepared workforce, and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s declaration of 2018 as the year of Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Lehi, Utah, August 16, 2018 — Precision Exams has announced the launch of nine new certification exams and 21 updated exams for the 2018-19 school year. These exams range from Digital Marketing to Introduction to Physical Therapy and were created to
SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 9, 2018) – Leaders from a broad collection of business associations and businesses—members of the workforce development coalition Industry Engaged in Education—will utilize Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings to
There was a time when achievement was celebrated. First place teams won first place trophies and last place teams went home hoping for a better season next year. In an age where “participation awards” have become the
In education, especially in the certification realm, we tend to do things the hard way thinking it’s easier on us and our students. Sometimes CTE teachers spend all year educating students without using any tools to measure retention of
Amazing things are happening in Career and Technical Education classes across the nation! Chances are great things are happening in your district, at your school, probably even in your classroom. Students are learning and
Silicon Slopes; July 19, 2018 – Precision Exams, a national testing company, has partnered with B.E. Publishing to combine textbooks with industry-aligned CTE certification exams through the Skills for Life Series. This pairing will ensure that CTE students are
When entering the world of industry work, you’ve got to put yourself ahead of the bunch; but this can seem impossible when there’s so much competition out there. On average, each corporate job opening receives
America is currently facing a shortage of skilled workers. At the start of the year, CNN reported that both big and small companies are struggling to find talent with specific skill sets. The Federal Reserve survey
MINNESOTA; Mar. 13, 2018 – STEM Fuse, a premium provider of STEM curricula in the United States, has partnered with Precision Exams to offer industry certification alongside their middle and high school semester-length courses.
SALTLAKE CITY (January 25, 2018) – As part of his 2018 State of the State message, Gov. Gary Herbert declared 2018 the Year of Technical Education, naming it his second-highest legislative priority. In response,
Partnerships between community employers and education is truly a win-win. Education programs benefit as employers serve on advisory boards and share their expertise. This insight helps teachers know how to prepare students with appropriate skills needed by the current workforce and allows students to find value in what they are learning.
Industry involvement plays a major role in the sustainability of Yakima School District’s (YSD) Career and Technical Education program. In collaboration with local employers, YSD is actively working to prepare the next generation of professionals for careers. In fact, YSD has been so successful that industry is now relying on
As industry changes, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare the future workforce and help students make the connection between what they are learning and why. Most CTE programs require students to demonstrate their
Interaction with industry is key to developing strong partnerships in education. Using certifications and exams, Yakima School District is able to demonstrate that a student has proven mastery in specific skills while helping industry identify detailed
Today, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs across the nation train over 15 million students a year, providing them opportunities to learn and experience a variety of careers. With the number of job openings
Nathaniel Hull, dean of education at Perry Technical Institute, meets with Precision Exams to talk about how they are preparing students to meet the needs of industry in a rapidly evolving technological world. Working with the local CTE director, Perry Technical Institute allows students to receive advanced credit
POP QUIZ What is the best way to make decisions about what to teach, how to reach a particular student or how to improve program efficacy? a). Creative use of a dartboard b). Anecdote c). Hard
Yakima School District has taken a hands-on approach to its Career and Technical Education certification process. Precision Exams‘ reports allow the superintendent and CTE director to continually review the performance of both their programs and students to ensure that students are being taught the skills and knowledge needed to succeed. Yakima School District
Nathaniel Hull, dean of education at Perry Technical Institute, meets with Precision Exams to talk about the success of their articulation agreement with local high school districts to prepare career–ready students to graduate at an astounding rate. Focusing on scalability and sustainability, Perry Technical Institute uses Precision Exams’ industry–recognized standards and
Direct From Industry: BPA Students Are Career Ready, But Who Knows It? Thanks to all who joined us for the webinar, “Direct From Industry: BPA Students Are Career Ready, But Who Knows It?” And, a huge thank you to our wonderful partner, Business Professionals of America, for hosting the event! It’s no secret that industry and education speak different
This month, the Salt Lake Chamber is encouraging industry leaders to support education initiatives aimed at workforce development. To help make this happen, the Utah State Board of Education Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department
Silicon Slopes; August 24, 2017 – In response to industry partners, Precision Exams has launched eleven new certifications such as Emergency Medical Technician, CAD Architectural Design and Fire Science certificates to help meet workforce talent shortages and validate knowledge gained in Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes nationwide. Along with
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the South Carolina Education and Business Summit, and the common theme among the conference was “industry recognized credentials” (IRC). While industry recognition is very important, it is
Career and Technical Education programs across the country allow students the opportunity to cultivate soft skills. These skills are vital to the success and employability of students after they graduate. In fact, the top
Edson Barton, Precision Exam CEO joins radio host Rod Arquette to discuss education in Utah. Full Interview Available: Rod Arquette Radio (1:34:00) https://s3.amazonaws.com/pe-wp-media/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/02091610/try_003.mp3
Writing a resume for some can seem like a daunting task. How do you present the knowledge and experience you’ve gained in your Career & Technical Education program in a way that appeals to
At Precision Exams, we believe Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are better positioned to engage students in school. This engagement results in increased high school graduation rates, students that are better prepared for postsecondary
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Melissa Ritchings with New Hampshire DOE Explains CTE with Precision Exams