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The Importance of Industry Based Certifications, Dual Enrollment and EMPLoY for High Schools

Calcasieu parish

Career & technical education

Eve carpenter

Sheila kratzer

Industry Based Certifications

Calcasieu Parish

Eve Carpenter

Importance of IBCs

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

IBCs Offered in Calcasieu

  • Agriculture

    • Canine Care and Training

    • Small Engine Repair

    • Veterinary Assistant

    • Landscape Contractor

    • Horticulture

  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication

    • Adobe Certified Associate

  • Architecture and Construction

    • NCCER Certification

IBCs Offered in Calcasieu

  • Business

    • QuickbooksNEW

  • Health Science

    • Certified Nurse Assistant

    • EMT-Basic/First Responder

    • Pharmacy Technician

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    • ProStart

    • American Culinary Federation NEW

  • Human Services

    • Child Development Associate

    • Licensed Cosmetologist

IBCs Offered in Calcasieu

  • Information Technology

    • IC3- Internet Computer Core Certification

    • Microsoft Office Specialist 2007

    • Network + NEW

    • CISCO Certification NEW

    • CIW –Certified Internet Webmaster

  • Marketing, Sales and Services

    • Customer Service

  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

    • I-Car

    • ASE Certification

    • Certified Drafter

    • Autocad

Statistics from 2009-10 in Calcasieu Parish

505 students earned full or partial IBCs

70% pass rate

Test Planning

  • Purchase Practice Software

    • Piloted Certiprep

    • Piloted SAMS

    • MeasureUp

  • Testing Date

    • Calcasieu’s College Street Vocational Center

    • Online testing at school sites

Administrating Business Exams

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





Dual Enrollment with SOWELA

Auto Body Repair

Auto Tech

Business Computer Applications


Networking Basics/Routers and Routing Basics



Teacher Credentialing

Verification of College Degree(s) and Training

Verification of Work Experience Via Resumes

Verification of IBCs Earned


  • Visit each of the High Schools in Calcasieu Parish

  • Speak to each of the high school classes that are eligible for dual enrollment

  • Provide each student eligible for dual enrollment an application for the program

  • Obtain from each student, in each class addressed, a prospect card for follow-up (ask for home numbers, student AND parent/guardian email addresses)

  • Speak with the teachers at each of the schools to determine what is necessary to complete credentialing applications

  • Speak with the counselors at each of the schools to explain the application process and the deadline for submission of applications


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.

EMPLoYEducational Mission to Prepare Louisiana’s Youth

Sheila Kratzer

Three Tiered Model

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

Managed Curriculum

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

GED Progress

YearPassed GEDReceived Skills Certificate

  • 20071488

  • 20083362

  • 20094058

  • 20106179


Eve Carpenter

[email protected]

337.217.4080 x 1402

Sheila Kratzer

[email protected]

337.217.4080 x 1409

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