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Teacher to Teacher: What I Wish I Would Have Known (Part 2)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the “Teacher to Teacher: What I Wish I Would Have Known” series. Last week’s blog post featured suggestions from veteran educators to new teachers just entering the field of education. This week, we continue our overview of advice from experienced teachers in hopes of offering incoming teachers inspiration and…
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Teacher to Teacher: What I Wish I Would Have Known (Part 1)

In preparation for the upcoming school year, we asked veteran teachers across a variety of grade and subject areas what they would tell a new teacher who was entering the education field. These are their responses. You Are Not Alone “Don’t feel like you are alone. Everyone goes through the first year struggles. I recommend…
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End of Semester Wrap Up: Spring 2019

The 2019 spring semester has been a busy one for Team iCEV. We have introduced new lessons and certifications, added new resources and launched a new campaign. Keep reading to learn more about these new initiatives and other noteworthy events from the past semester. Certification Update So far in 2019, more than 12,000 individuals have…
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iCEV Sponsors Scholarships to FCCLA Contest Winners: Ashley Owens Spotlight

Each year, Family, Career and Community Leaders Association (FCCLA) members from across Texas compete in various career and professional development contests at the FCCLA Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) event. As an advocate for Career and Technical Education, FCCLA strives to prepare students for future careers through leadership development and personal growth. The contests…
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Why Certify? How Industry Certifications Prepare Individuals for the Future

We asked our social media followers to tell us how industry certifications prepare individuals for future careers and make them more competitive in the job market, and they did not disappoint! Across our various social media platforms, we received many outstanding comments and replies. After reading through the responses, we noticed some common themes and…
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iCEV Sponsors Scholarships to FCCLA Contest Winners: Macie Cole Spotlight

This spring, high school students from across Texas traveled to the Family, Career and Community Leaders Association (FCCLA) Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Event to compete in career development contests. These contests are designed to prepare students for their future careers, as well as provide them with networking opportunities with Career and Technical Education…
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Career Center Creates Pipeline of Skilled Workers Through Certification

It is 3 p.m. and the last bell rings through the halls. Students frantically race their classmates, rushing to be the first out the door. But not all students. Since noon, Grace Bronnenberg, a senior at Blue River Valley High School, has been working at Country Acre Veterinary Clinic. Grace is certified in Elanco Veterinary…
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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Great Reasons You Should Hire Industry-Certified Applicants

  INFOGRAPHIC 5 Great Reasons You Should Hire Industry-Certified Candidates Looking to promote certification recipients to local businesses? 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.        1. Certifications Demonstrate Initiative Individuals who have…
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Exploring Careers: Finance

FREE CAREER CLUSTER POSTER SERIES Pave the way for your students to research the various career opportunities within the Finance Cluster. We have created three posters to help your students explore their career options within each Finance pathway. Download these posters and display them in your classroom, share them on social media or use them…
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Solutions for Alternatively Certified Teachers

As Career Technical Education bridges the gap between the classroom and industries, workforce professionals are trading in their industry careers to become teachers. As a result of this non-traditional path, alternatively-certified teachers need tools to help them meet classroom and school district standards, while still meeting the needs of their industry. iCEV is a valuable…
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