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National Certification Earned by LJISD Students

Posted Date: 11/28/2018

National Certification Earned by LJISD Students


The welding industry impacts virtually all other industries everywhere around the world. Locally, for the past 7 years, CTE students at La Joya Palmview High School have had the opportunity to take advantage of the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) program. 

This program offers standardized, industry-driven craft training for high school students who wish to pursue pathways to rewarding careers in petroleum, construction, welding, and scaffolding, while building well-qualified, craft professionals, into the area’s expanding construction industry.

Students enrolled in the program must complete an 80 - 100-hour course during the spring semester and also finishtheir training to meet CCMR standards. At a savings of more than $3,500 per student, La Joya ISD is providing this type of certifications which economically help families, and give students a head start in life.

After receiving a Certificate of Completion, teachers enter the student’s names into a national registry so employers can easily verify completion of their safety course. This process saves the employer time and money by not having to send the new employee to training.

“My students will exit high school and be in high demand upon applying for jobs in these fields,” said LJ Palmview HS Teacher, Mr. Joel Garza. “… they will be more employable since they will be better trained with a nationally-recognized credentials.”

Overall, studentswho complete the NCCER training are definitely well-equipped to meet the labor demands of employers around the world, enhancing their employment opportunities.