Program accreditation adds another level of credibility to an important set of certifications, and we are proud to be a part of the SpaceTEC® team.
-- Adrian Laffitte, Director Florida Government Relations, Lockheed Martin
Cape Canaveral, Florida (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. (SPI), 7099 N. Atlantic Ave., Suite 300, Cape Canaveral, Florida, operates SpaceTEC® -- the National Science Foundation National Center for Aerospace Technical Education (http://www.spacetec.org), and CertTEC® -- a program certifying technicians for non-aerospace industries (http://www.certtec.com). Together they apply best practices and lessons learned from more than 10 years in aerospace to certify hands-on technician skills in many technical fields.
The International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC) has just granted both programs a certificate of accreditation, confirming compliance with ISO 17024: General Requirements For Bodies Operating Certifications Of Persons.
The International Certification Accreditation Council is an alliance of organizations dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing programs internationally. To understand the significance of this action, consider this from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee:
“An efficient market for employees with necessary knowledge and skills depends on reliable and appropriate credentials and certifications. To succeed, any new credentials and certifications require a critical mass of national recognition, and acceptance and adoption by industry, education, and government. …Any path forward must incorporate two key functions – accreditation and certification – and result in two key outcomes –common education and training standards – to satisfy current and emerging competencies, and yield portable certifications for individuals.”
(Source: Holdren & Lander: Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing; AMP Steering Committee Report. Washington, DC: July 17, 2012).
SPI’s aerospace certifications are FAA approved, earn college credit, are internationally accredited, and provide the perfect resume’ for employment in technical jobs requiring hands-on work. If you are a returning veteran, you may qualify for funding under the GI Bill or other means.