School District of Palm Beach County leads Florida in industry certifications

January 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – The School District of Palm Beach County is the new number 1 in Florida when it comes to career readiness.

The District now leads the state in the number of students earning industry certifications, the real-world credentials that must be attained for everything from emergency medical technician to Microsoft certified professional developer. Achieving these industry certifications allow Palm Beach County students to enter the workforce or give them a foundation to build upon at a post-secondary institution or university.

Palm Beach County students earned 7,615 industry certifications, compared with 7,561 industry certifications earned by students in Miami-Dade County and 5,082 earned by students in Broward County.

“The School District of Palm Beach County’s achievement rate is a credit to our principals, teachers and students,” said Dr. Peter Licata, the District’s Director of Choice and Career Options. “It demonstrates their focus and attention to educating students far beyond the standard curriculum. Being career-ready will pay dividends in the future.”

Under the leadership of Superintendent Robert Avossa, Ed.D., the District will continue to pursue more opportunities for students in preparing them for college and career readiness. To learn more, please contact Dr. David Atwell, Specialist in the Department of Choice and Career Options, at (561) 357-5967 or via email at .

Original Article: WPTV Channel 5

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