Context: To help ensure that Texas students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, high-wage careers, The Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin, on behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), engages stakeholders to assist in identifying industry-based certifications (IBCs) that are recognized and valued within industry sectors.
Survey: The following brief survey is designed to gauge the value that you place upon specific IBCs. Please indicate the value you place on IBCs based on the following criteria:
(a) The IBC is included in job postings as required or highly recommended;
(b) The IBC is used as a factor in selecting candidates for an interview and/or hire; and/or
(c) The IBC is used as the basis for offering higher pay for those who possess the certification.
IBCs Source: The TEA accepted submissions of recommended IBCs for inclusion in the 2022 Industry Based Certifications List for Accountability from stakeholders from December 1, 2020 through January 15, 2021 and March 22 – 29, 2021. For more information on the TEA 2022 Industry Based Certifications List for Accountability and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click on the following link to the TEA website:
Result: Your responses to these questions are critical to informing decisions regarding where the state and school districts should focus their investments in skills training and career and technical education. Upon the conclusion of the survey, RMC will collate and analyze the responses. The TEA will evaluate the remaining four criteria and solicit feedback from stakeholders during an open comment period in November. The resulting IBC list will contribute to Texas high school accountability metrics beginning with the 2022-2023 school year.
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