So far this school year, 110 Floresville High School students have earned 256 industry certifications in welding and auto mechanics. FISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides over 14 programs of study with 28 possible industry certification options. Connecting students’ interests and helping them find their passions often leads students to fulfilling careers not just “jobs”.
Dr. Michaela Steele, CTE Coordinator, expects certification numbers to continue to rise due, in part, to the 5x5 schedule implemented at FHS this year.
“We currently have over 50 new students in Introduction to Welding this term and anticipate another round of certifications,” said Steele. She also anticipates additional certifications in Floral, Automotive and Information Technology this spring. All certifications exams are paid for by FISD with funds provided by the Texas Education Agency for CTE programs, giving all students the opportunity to earn certifications.
According to Steele, FISD continues to expand certification options. New certifications this year include Education AIde 1 for students interested in a career in education and CompTIA for students interested in Information Technology.
“As we work to provide students with opportunities to explore many interests, we are also helping them find careers that inspire them to work hard and live more fulfilling lives, prosperous lives, which is what we want for every student at FISD,” said Dr. Sherri Bays, FISD Superintendent.
For more information about FISD CTE programs and certifications, contact Dr. Michaela Steele, firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-393-5370 ext. 21008.
CTE programs of Study and Possible Certifications
Texas State Floral Association Level I Certification
Texas State Floral Association Level II Certification
Design & Multimedia Arts
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop
Teaching & Training
Educational Aide I
ServSafe Food Handler
Clinical Medical Assistant
CompTIA IT Fundamentals
OFC (Torch certification)
AWS SENSE Welding Level 1
ASE Entry-Level Certification: Engine Repair (ER)
ASE Entry-Level Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (AT)
ASE Automobile Service Technology/Entry-Level Automobile Service Technology
ASE Entry-Level Brakes (BR)
ASE Entry-Level Electronic/Electrical Systems (EE)
ASE Entry-Level Engine Performance (EP)
ASE Entry-Level Heating and A/C (AC)
ASE Entry-Level Certification: Manual DriveTrain and Axles (MD)
ASE Entry-Level Mechanical and Electrical Components (ME
ASE Entry-Level Suspension and Steering (SS)
ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (MR)