Author: Kimberly Cantrell

A Blog for CTE Teachers

A Life of Service

At CEV, we are driven by our core values to Educate, Serve and Inspire, and we want to recognize those who have dedicated their lives to those same values. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we want to tell you the stories of four individuals who have devoted their careers to our country and to its…
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Vocabulary Activities for CTE Classes

  Understanding vocabulary is key to understanding the concept. This is especially true in CTE courses when students are often introduced to brand new terms and are exposed to the new vocabulary in multiple contexts. However, there is a difference between rote memorization and meaningful learning. Rote memorization is learning information based on repetition, while…
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Top 10 Reasons Professionals Should Earn Industry Certifications

In our blog post, Top 10 Reasons Students Should Earn Industry Certifications, we gave an overview of the benefits students can gain from earning an industry certification. While certain benefits are universal, there are some ways earning a certification can offer specific benefits to those already in the workforce. Whether an individual is looking for…
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iCEV Awards 2019 Jerry Franklin “Pursuit of Excellence” Scholarship

Each year, CEV Multimedia awards the Jerry Franklin “Pursuit of Excellence” Scholarship to outstanding New Mexico FFA members to honor the memory of Jerry Franklin, long-time New Mexico agricultural science instructor and former CEV employee. Scholarship recipients are selected by Gordon W. Davis, founder and chairman of CEV, and Eddie Puckett, retired agricultural science instructor…
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iCEV Teacher of the Month: Cheryl Stockton

Each month, we recognize a teacher who is furthering the field of Career & Technical Education by using innovative and outstanding methods. This month, we are excited to recognize Cheryl Stockton as the October iCEV Teacher of the Month.   Stockton is the CTE department chair at Everman High School. Located in Everman, TX the…
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Top 10 Reasons Students Should Earn Industry Certifications

At iCEV, we are passionate about preparing individuals for the future. One of the ways we help train the future workforce is by hosting industry certifications on our testing platform. Regardless of what platform the certification is earned on, industry certifications offer value to a variety of groups including students, professionals, schools and businesses. In…
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National Workforce Development Month

The U.S. Senate officially designated September 2019 as “National Workforce Development Month.” This resolution was enacted to recognize the need for investment in the training, education and career advancement of the U.S. workforce. The resolution states, “Whereas investment in the education, training, and career advancement of the workforce in the United States, known as ‘workforce…
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National Teach Ag Day

Did you know September 19th is National Teach Ag Day? Agricultural education has a long history in the United States. For the majority of our nation’s history, agricultural knowledge and skills have been passed down through the generations. However, as agricultural technology and practices advanced and as Americans became more removed from production agriculture, the…
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iCEV Teacher of the Month: Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith always knew she wanted to be a teacher, and when she began taking agricultural science classes her freshmen year at Bartlett Yancey High School, she found her true passion in agricultural education. A native of Yanceyville, North Carolina, Smith was an active member of the FFA chapter throughout her high school career. Emboldened…
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How to Use the iCEV Testing Platform for Certification Only Access

This post will provide instructions for those who only have access to the industry certifications tested for on the iCEV testing platform. Step 1 Log into iCEV Go to https://login.icevonline.com/Login to login. On the login screen, enter your username and password.   Step 2 Add New Certification On your “My Courses” page, click the “+Add…
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