The Benefits to Completing a Skills Center Program

Students who receive training at a Skills Centers can expect to:

  • Prepare for entry-level job placement with workplace readiness skills, industry needed soft skills, leadership knowledge, and technical knowledge
  • Prepare for college entry through rigorous, hands-on learning
  • Earn equivalency and cross-credit for some courses; providing credit in both career and technical education and basic education subject areas
  • Meet graduation requirements
  • Earn up to 3+ high school credits in a full-year program (up to 6 credits over two full years)
  • Learn from teachers/partners who come from business and industry
  • Receive information on career and post-secondary opportunities
  • Participate in internships, pre-apprenticeships, and worksite learning
  • Develop a personal career portfolio
  • Participate in a wide range of leadership activities/programs
  • Receive certificates of competency
  • Make the transition from school to work and/or post-secondary education
  • Receive advanced placement and/or college credit through Tech Prep programs

Who else benefits?

Not only does the student gain the necessary industry skills, workplace readiness skills and college entry preparedness, industry, community, and colleges also benefit from this experience as well.

Students that complete a skills center program enter the workplace ready and able to meet industry expectations. A student that chooses to enter post-secondary education programs come more prepared for the expectations set forth.

Students may earn a variety of workplace certifications including:

  • A+ Certified (Comptia)
  • ASE – Automotive Service Excellence
  • AWS – American Welding Society
  • CISCO – Computer Networking
  • NAC – Nursing Assistant Certified
  • I-CAR
  • Microsoft MCP
  • Oracle Internet Academy
  • DigiPen
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS)
  • Net+, I-Net+ (Comptia)
  • ACCESS-American Culinary Federation
  • Pro-Start – National Restaurant Association
  • State Licensing