According to Certiport, a national testing company which administers many of KidsTek’s certification exams, “The IC3 Digital Literacy program is simply the best way to ensure that students and employees are prepared to succeed in a technology-based world.” Our vision at KidsTek is that every KidsTek student is empowered and prepared for the future of their choice. Therefore, KidsTek has always put a special emphasis on providing technology certifications for our students.
Currently, KidsTek has a handful of students attempting the IC3 certification at Hinkley. The IC3 Certification is comprised of three separate tests: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. In our “Introduction to Computing” class with KidsTek Instructor Katy Limes, students are currently working on the first test, Computing Fundamentals. As Katy finishes covering the material for the next test, Living Online, students will have the option to begin taking that exam.
KidsTek Program Manager, Meghan Lang, helps organize the certifications and proctors the exams. Meghan shared, “One of my favorite parts about offering certifications to our students is when they realize that certifications can make a difference in their life after high school. Many of the students that take our test never would have thought about doing it outside of our class, so it’s exciting to see them invest in it and gain a valuable reward! ”Our hope at KidsTek is that these students add the certification to their resume and it helps them to continue to pursue their interest in technology.