What if you could get a head-start on your career by earning industry certifications while still in high school?
And what if you could take industry certification exams while in high school at no cost to you?
Idaho's State Department of Education administers the Advanced Opportunities Fast Forward program,
which provides $4,125 for each Idaho public school student in 7th through 12 grade.
This funding can pay for professional certification exams, which can average $100/exam.
Check out the Advanced Opportunities program HERE.
Click HERE to access a list of AO approved certification exams.
WHAT'S AVAILABLE AT PRESTON HIGH SCHOOL?
Southeastern Idaho Technical charter school (SEITec) helps PHS to support the following
Career & Technical Education classes (industry certifications in parentheses):
- Automated Manufacturing & Robotics [classes streamline into a program at BTC]
- Automotive (ASE)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Electronics (ISCET)
- Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Graphic Design (Adobe)
Students in SEITec classes have the opportunity to receive diplomas from both Preston High and SEITec.
Additionally, by completing further career readiness activities, seniors can enter a drawing
for a $500 SEITec Summit Challenge scholarship.
For more information about SEITec, please click HERE.
Other Career & Technical Education classes at PHS include:
- Family & Consumer Sciences (ID food safety; ServSafe Manager)
- Information Technology [classes streamline into a program at BTC]
- Woodworking [classes streamline into cabinet-making programs at BTC and CSI].