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Career & technical education
Students leave school with certifications that are recognized nationwide and qualify them for advanced employment and possible college credit
High schools received 20 points towards their graduation index for each non-duplicated IBC passed by their students
IBC is a part of the Career & Technical Diploma Endorsement
505 students earned full or partial IBCs
70% pass rate
Calcasieu is a testing site through Certiport
Exams are accessed from Certiport online
Students register as a test taker on Certiport’s website before arriving for testing
Students receive immediate results after test and are allowed to print results
Results given to counselor to add to student records for verification
SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Auto Body Repair
Business Computer Applications
Networking Basics/Routers and Routing Basics
Verification of College Degree(s) and Training
Verification of Work Experience Via Resumes
Verification of IBCs Earned
Course credit will transfer to any school in the LCTCS
There are no SOWELA tests that the students will be required to take. They receive high school credit and SOWELA credit by completing the competencies aligned between the courses
SOWELA will provide instructors with grade sheets to be completed for all dually-enrolled students.
Tier 1 – Students 16 years of age or older at or above the 7thgrade reading level.
Tier 2 – Students 16 years of age or older reading from the 4th-6th grade levels.
Tier 3 – Students 16 years of age or older reading below the 4th grade level.
Academic progress using TABE testing
Dual enrollment and /or Industry Based Certification
Soft Skills/Employability Training (JAG)
Adult Mentor (JAG)
Internship/Work-based learning experience
Interventions for reading
Utilization of WorkKeys assessment
YearPassed GEDReceived Skills Certificate