Your State-by-State Guide to Industry-recognized Credentials in Engineering and Architectural Design

Gone are the days when a high school graduate could land a high-paying job with only a high school diploma. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, about two-thirds of all new jobs require some education and training beyond high school.

But don’t hit that panic button! Various state and federal agencies have been hard at work figuring out ways to ensure high school graduates get connected with great job opportunities through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways and industry-recognized credentials (IRCs).

However, no two states are alike. Because each state has its own set of standards, we’ve created a state-by-state guide to help you navigate your state’s IRCs in architectural and engineering design. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How ESSA and IRCs focus on career-readiness
  • Breakdown of IRCs in engineering and architectural design in your state
  • List of online prep courses for SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, Inventor, and Revit certification exams
Guide to Industry-Recognized Credentials in Engineering and Architectural Design