Certiport Presents Kansas Educator with Champions of Digital Literacy Award
Robin Harris of the Kansas State Department of Education Spearheads Program to Help High School Students Earn Industry-Recognized Certifications
American Fork, UT (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
Certiport (http://www.certiport.com), the official test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, presented a 2011 Champions of Digital Literacy Award to Robin Harris, Kansas State Department of Education Assistant Director of Career, Standards and Assessment Services. Ms. Harris was instrumental in launching the Kansas Career & Technical Education Industry-Recognized Certifications and Credentials Project, which helps Kansas high school students earn credentials including Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS), Adobe® Certified Associate (ACA) and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®).
Ã¢Å“Robin Harris was quick to recognize the benefits students would achieve through IC³ certification, and championed digital literacy at many levels to make the exam an expectation for Kansas CTE schools focused on several Career Clusters/Pathways,Ã¢ said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. Ã¢Å“Robin is an example to educators for her dedication to helping students earn college and career ready technical skills. Her efforts in Kansas will arm thousands of students in the years to come with the tools to find success after high school graduation.Ã¢
The certification program championed by Ms. Harris helps provide for the cost of certification for up to 33,500 high school students enrolled in approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs throughout the state. The effort is part of a State Board of Education focus on ensuring all Kansas students achieve challenging academic and technical standards to be prepared for high-demand/high-wage or high-demand/high-skill occupations in current or emerging professions.
Ã¢Å“I am honored to join the elite group who have been recognized as Champions of Digital Literacy,Ã¢ said Robin Harris, KSDE Assistant Director, Career, Standards and Assessment Services. Ã¢Å“I firmly believe in the importance of teaching digital literacy in our schools and helping every high school student earn a certification that aligns to business and industry, along with their diploma. When high school students earn a Microsoft, Adobe or IC³ certification, it proves to employers they have developed the skills necessary to be successful in the job market.Ã¢
The Champions of Digital Literacy Award was established to honor the exemplary efforts of individuals across the globe who transform the landscape of education and employment through championing the adoption of digital literacy standards. Each year, nominations are received from around the world and award recipients are selected based on the measurable scope and social impact of their efforts.
To learn more about Champions of Digital Literacy, go to http://www.certiport.com/champions.
Certiport is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services which include practice tests via MeasureUp® delivered through an expansive network of over 10,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the CompTIA StrataÃ¢“¢ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program and the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³®). Certiport reliably delivers over two million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce and corporate technology markets in more than 150 countries and 25 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.certiport.com or follow Certiport on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/certiport.
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