Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Statewide Survey of MD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Industry Credentials of Value

Last Updated on Jan 29, 2021 at 9:31am | Education

An essential element of career and technical education (CTE) programs of study is providing the opportunity for secondary and postsecondary students to earn industry credentials of value. Credentials of value are those that are required for employment or provides a competitive advantage for hiring in a particular industry.

The Maryland State Department of Education Division of Career and College Readiness, Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, and Governor’s Workforce Development Board are collaborating to conduct a comprehensive review of industry credentials that high school and postsecondary students can earn in CTE programs of study offered throughout the state. The survey identifies current industry credentials that students can earn and requests that you either confirm that the credentials are of value or recommend alternative credentials. Your input on this survey, as a Maryland employer, is critical to ensuring that Maryland students earn industry credentials that will fill Maryland’s current and future workforce pipeline. It is recommended that those responsible for making hiring decisions complete this survey.