A CRI is a Career Readiness Indicator. It is an industry recognized credential which is intended to indicate a student is prepared to begin an entry level position inthat field.
An annual grant is available for districts to request funds on a reimbursement basis to cover the costs of credentialing exams. Microsoft Office Specialist Exams are excluded from this grant because they are otherwise funded with State funds.
The list of eligible CRIs is updated annually in June and December. The most current list may be found under the credentialing link available from the front page of the workforce development site.
credentials are certifications of student ability to perform foundational tasks
that enhance their career readiness. In some cases, student cannot achieve the
higher level of career readiness without first holding the stackable
credential. These stackable credentials are valuable measures of student
learning and LEAs are encouraged to pursue them for their students. Some
examples of common stackable credentials are First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 Hour
Certification, Hunter Education Certificate, Snap-On Certifications, etc.
No. Only Career Readiness Indicators are eligible for funding from the state.
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