Job Seekers, Hiring Companies, Returning Veterans: SpaceTEC(R) Certifications are Now Accredited! If You Need a Job or are Hiring, this Program's for You

SpaceTEC® is a National Science Foundation Center based in Cape Canaveral, Florida, that is expanding because the number one challenge for many Americans today is finding jobs. Employers don't know what job seekers can DO, and SpaceTEC® and CertTEC® performance certifications can provide the answers they need. International accreditation means that SpaceTEC® and CertTEC® meet the highest standards with their performance certification exams. They’ve worked for ten years in aerospace education and are bringing their knowledge and expertise to colleges and workplaces nationwide. To learn more, click here:

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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 (, and CertTEC® -- a program certifying technicians for non-aerospace industries ( 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.

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Certifying what you know AND what you can do.™

Post-secondary degree programs, value-added credentials, jobs "The SpaceTEC® program at Brevard Community College is a nationally recognized leader in building our nation’s technical workforce, evidenced by its designation as an NSF National Resource Center."

"The accreditation of their certification programs by an international organization is a tribute to them and the entire consortium." -- Dr. James Richey, President, Brevard Community College

Troubleshooting, systems thinking, learning by doing, performing as professionals, work ethic “Education alone will not train our workforce. The Aerospace industry needs critical thinking and experience which suggest we need a formalized mentoring program to hand off knowledge and experience."

"The SpaceTEC program developed in Florida as a partnership between industry, academia and government is a good example of a program that is working.” ‐‐ Drexel L. Smith, Senior Vice President, Wyle Laboratories