By Team iCEV on November 3, 2022 at 5:04 PM
There’s nothing more humbling than reaching a goal or accomplishing something very impressive only to have no idea what to do next. At iCEV one of the most frequently asked questions we receive from industry certification earners is “how do I get the most out of the certification I earned?” In response to this question, we created an entire webpage housing effective strategies and resources to help all industry certification earners maximize their achievement and newly acquired knowledge and skill sets.
In this blog we’ll be exploring iCEV’s Hire Certified webpage including resources for educators, individual earners and employers to understand and share the value hiring certified applicants offers the workforce.
What is the Hire Certified page?
iCEV’s Hire Certified page is a curated library of resources specifically designed to help educators promote student certification earners, employers empower their teams and individuals stand out among their peers. Often, after an individual has earned an industry certification the next questions to come to mind are “what now?” and “how do I use this thing?” To answer these questions iCEV created effective strategies and resources to support certification earners in getting the most out of their certification.
The resources found on the site are meant to serve as marketing pieces to help individuals better communicate the certification process and the credibility of hiring a certified candidate. The resources also include the industry standards tested for in the certification exam as well as letters of support from organizations from across the U.S. who have seen and understand the value of industry certifications in the workforce. You will also find shareable success stories of learners finding career opportunities and success through earning an industry certification. For individuals pursuing career opportunities after earning an industry certification the free strategies and resources on this page are invaluable in helping communicate the time, work, knowledge and skills learned.
FREE Downloadable Resources!!!
Alongside handouts and flyers, we’ve developed other resources including infographics, videos, digital badging and other resources to ensure individuals who earn a certification and those supporting their work have the appropriate resources to get the most out of their industry certification. Other resources found on the Hire Certified page include:
For educators, download and print information sheets for each certification offered in your program. These handouts introduce each certification and outline which industry standards are assessed and validated by the certification exam. These can also be used to present to employers to help them understand what process the earner went through to receive their certification.
Why Hire Certified Applicants Infographic
Spread the word to prospective employers by sharing on social media or printing and distributing this free infographic, which highlights the benefits of hiring certified applicants.
Press Release Template
Download and complete this press release template. Replace the information in the blue highlighted areas with your own. Distribute to your local media or publish on your school's website to recognize your students' accomplishments.
How to List an Industry Certification on a Résumé
Download, print and distribute this flyer on adding an industry certification to a résumé.
How to List an Industry Certification on LinkedIn
Download, print and distribute this flyer on adding an industry certification to LinkedIn.
Fostering Relationships with Business & Industry Leaders Video
In this video learn how to foster connections with business and industry leaders to connect students to job opportunities and valuable industry knowledge. Share the video with local businesses to grow the communities knowledge of the value of industry certifications.
Showcase Expertise & Promote Achievements
iCEV is committed to providing lifelong learners with the tools necessary to achieve academic and professional goals. In an ever-changing marketplace, it is essential to communicate skills and credentials effectively. We have partnered with Credly to offer a modernized version of credentials through digital badging.
iCEV is dedicated to providing not only the highest quality curriculum and learning experiences for all learners but also to supporting and preparing individuals for lifelong learning and career success. Discover the Hire Certified page and how it can benefit your students, your employees, or even yourself by clicking the button below to further explore the Hire Certified page.
About the Author
After serving as a Texas FFA state officer in 2018, Josh Witherspoon joined the iCEV team as a part-time employee for 3 years before taking on the role of content development specialist in 2022. Witherspoon holds a bachelor's degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University, in which his experience and proficiency in writing, marketing and CTE allow him to effectively communicate the successes of CTE educators and students and the value iCEV has to offer.