MARION, S.C. – With the state of South Carolina and the federal government putting a new emphasis on industry certifications for high school students, the Marion County School District’s Academy for Careers and Technology students stepped up to the plate and earned a total of 367 industry certifications during the 2018-19 school year.

School district officials said they were proud of the ACT faculty and staff for pushing students to achieve the certifications and build their resumes for future employment.

Here is a breakdown of certifications:

>> 73 – SP/2 certifications awarded to students in Auto Collision Repair, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and Nail Tech. More information about this certification can be found at sp2.org

>> 13 – OSHA 10-hour General Industry certifications were awarded to students in Automotive Technology, Cosmetology and Mechatronics.

>> 230 – I-Car Intro Series certifications were awarded to students in Automotive Collision Repair. More information about this certification can be found at i-car.com/.

>> 8 – ServSafe Foodhandler certifications were awarded to students in Culinary Arts. More information about this certification can be found at servsafe.com/.

>> 8 – ServSafe Manager certifications were awarded to students in Culinary Arts.

>> 8 – ProStart Level I certifications were awarded to students in Culinary Arts. More information about this certification can be found at chooserestaurants.org/prostart.

>> 11 – ProStart Level II certifications were awarded to students in Culinary Arts.

>> 13 – ASE certifications were awarded to students in Auto Collision Repair and Auto Technology. More information about this certification can be found at ase.com/Home.aspx.

>> 1 – SC Cosmetology License was awarded in Cosmetology.

>> 2 – SC Hair Braider Licenses were awarded to students in Cosmetology.

The students at the ACT will continue to have more opportunities to build their certification portfolios during the 2019-20 school year as new certifications are introduced to the different programs across the school.

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