IBMA students earn industry certifications
From freshmen to seniors, IBMA students are cranking out industry certifications. IBMA students at both Bush and Travis High Schools have the opportunity to earn industry certifications through their business courses. Teachers Lorraine Fitzgerald (BHS) and Donna Nowlin (THS) have been working with their students first and second semester on various industry certifications ranging from Microsoft Office Components to OSHA, respectively. Industry certifications give students the tools to build a brighter future and the hands-on knowledge to apply to the world outside of the classroom.
According to the Certiport website, a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the leading IT certification in the world. More than 1 million MOS exams are taken every year in over 140 countries. In addition, Mrs. Fitzgerald adds that MOS certifications help our young people excel and succeed at enhancing individual productivity, marketability, and value. These certifications in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, & MS PowerPoint are globally recognized standards for digital literacy and desktop computing proficiency. Students that certify in these program are much better prepared for success in both the classroom and the workplace. The college or university student attend will independently decide whether to grant credit and waive associated tuition requirements. Office Specialist certification increases employee competence, productivity, and credibility. Office Specialist Certification and the ability of employees to competently use Microsoft Office Programs; work more efficiently and productively; achieve professional credibility with coworkers, customers, and employers, and obtain an advantage in hiring, promotion, and advancement decisions.
IBMA freshmen students take the OSHA 10 hour certification after a study on Government in Business and a project on regulatory agencies and how businesses work with the regulations. After learning about the regulation the students have the opportunity to gain a certification that could give them an advantage with getting a part time job, will add to their resume, and give them more information about the importance of safety.
Our IBMA students are on the path towards success and have already developed real-world skills! We would like to send out a huge thank you to the teachers for so aptly preparing all of their students and to congratulate the following IBMA students:
|Tania A.||12||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Ethan B.||11||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Jessica C.||10||Fitzgerald||MOS Word|
|Norah-Jean D.||12||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Daniel H.||10||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint|
|Jasmine J.||12||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Dominic L.||11||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Selina M.||12||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint|
|Joseph N.||10||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Chinonso O.||10||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|
|Nichelle R.||12||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint|
|Bianka T.||10||Fitzgerald||MOS PowerPoint & Word|