Career Preparation Certificate
News & Updates
DESE awarded 4 implementation grants to projects representing 29 schools and 18,000 students. Each of the pilot projects is currently conducting implementation activities to develop a certificate program that best meet employer needs.
Career Preparation Certificate Brochure
A Career Preparation Certificate brochure is available for schools to view, download and print. (PDF, 2 pages)
Missouri’s New Career Preparation Certificate
As a result of legislation passed during the 2006 session, DESE developed guidelines for Missouri’s Career Prep Certificate Program. This program is designed to promote academic and work readiness for Missouri’s high school seniors. The voluntary program provides an opportunity for districts to:
- work with employers to identify and validate local standards,
- create local demand and meet employer expectations in the community, and
- issue a certificate based on the academic and soft skills necessary to be successful in the workplace.
To assist in planning and implementing the program, DESE developed a planning guide.
- Missouri Career Prep Certificate Program Planning Guide (PDF, 36 pages)
- Missouri Career Prep Certificate Program Planning Guide Overview
(PPT Presentation, 21 slides)