Graduates' Industry Certification Up 1,500%

Doing a Double Take at APS
Posted on 07/16/2019
Image of Graduation(Jennifer Pignolet for Beacon Journal)

The 2019 graduating class from Akron Public Schools earned 1,440 industry certifications before leaving high school, an increase of 1,500% from the class of 2018, which earned just 86 such credentials. The steep growth is largely due to an initiative launched at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year to offer a one-year program, mostly for seniors, to earn a certification before they graduated. Read more here >>.

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