100% of Milton Hershey Graduates earn Career Certification
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Career Technology Education Challenges Students and Provides Real-World Experience
The Class of 2012 made history. This year, every Milton Hershey School graduate will enter our increasingly competitive world with a valuable advantage. Whether they are heading into the workforce or pursuing post-graduate studies, each student is able to list at least one industry certification on his or her resume.
These certifications are recognized and respected, and many are transferable nationwide. They vary based on career pathway, and many require hours of commitment and testing to attain. From Business Education to Agriculture, Milton Hershey School's Career Technology Education program is giving students the opportunity to go the extra mile and differentiate themselves from their peers who are entering the workforce.
For example, students choosing a Health Science career pathway are able to earn CPR/Health Care Provider certification from the American Heart Association, Emergency Response and Oxygen Therapy from the American Red Cross, First Responder certification from the PA Department of Health, and other valuable training and testing to enhance their studies. These certifications make students marketable to potential employers and provide a substantial base to their post-secondary training.
The number of certifications earned by graduating MHS students has nearly tripled over the last five years. Both students and teachers recognize that credible and portable career certifications provide an invaluable advantage is a very challenging job market. Ability in any number of fields is measured through competency exams for which MHS students have prepared and excelled. They have the certifications to prove it. Whether it's Culinary Arts, Automotive, or Engineering and Design, students are offered opportunities to set themselves apart from the rest.
Milton Hershey School's Career Technical Education program offers students the opportunity to attain at least 30 different certifications in 11 different areas of career training.
Learn more about Career Technology Education at Milton Hershey School.
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