"Microsoft Office Certification is a great opportunity to test what you're capable of," said Wood River High School student Jasmin Torres-Juarez. Torres-Juarez joined 39 other students who passed the Microsoft Office Word certification test. The rigorous certification test is offered through the Business Computer Applications class at Wood River High School, taught by Lisa Hoskins.
In a Microsoft Certified Professional survey, 91% of hiring managers said they consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring. The Microsoft Certification program started four years ago at Wood River High School and it is part of the Certified Technical Education classes that are offered, including Family and Consumer Science, Information Technology, Business, Residential Construction, Drafting, Multi-Media, and Medical Technology classes.
Students who received Microsoft Office Word Certification this year include: Mosi Slotten, Emerson R Oak, Grendel Sprong, Lucy Pietsch, Chase Rushton, Jasmine Jordan, Andrew Scott Terry, Gus Sabina, Christopher Robinson, Alex Vallejo, Jack Herlinger, Tristan James Mclean, Daniel Delgado, Dominic Naranjo, Allyson Orihuela, Zoe Sohl, Caroline Seaward, Payton James Cole, John Tumolo, Eric Parris, Luis Gomez, Lucy Ford, Scott Watkins, Gianmarco Ortiz, Casey Scherer, Heidi Carrillo, Brock Burrell, Payton Cole, Qwydion Schiers, Jasmin Juarez, Jaiman Sharp, Parker Boyd, Caris Holden, Sara Mendiolaza, Sophia Vandenberg, Grant Green, Ileaha Jolley, Zack Dilworth, Diego Palomeres, Jorge Vera.