CIW Certification Holders Win 2016 National Championships  in Web Design

CIW Certification Holders Win 2016 National Championships in Web Design

CIW Certification Holders Win 2016 National Championships  in Web Design

TEMPE, Ariz., August 5, 2016 – Two students with CIW credentials walked away with the gold medal for Web design this summer at the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Championships. Elizabeth Witter and Brian Beach, students at Manatee Technical College (MTC) in Bradenton, Fla., earned the top prize in the Web Design – College/Postsecondary category. Witter and Brian both hold a CIW Site Development Associate certification they earned through MTC.

More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students — all state contest winners — competed in the SkillsUSA National Championships, held June 22-23, 2014, in Louisville, KY. The students competed hands-on in more than 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. The multimillion-dollar event is a showcase of the top career and technical education students in the country.

CIW would like to congratulate Elizabeth Witter, Brian Beach and MTC Web Development Instructor Vera Bourenina on their achievement.

About Manatee Technical Institute

Manatee Technical College is a post-secondary adult, career and technical education center. MTC students have won more medals at SkillsUSA National Championships than any other school, technical center or college in the United States for twelve years in a row. With industry input, MTC provides training for adults in high-wage, high-demand careers. MTC is accredited by the Commission of the Council of Occupational Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information on MTI, please visit

**About CIW**

CIW is the world's fastest-growing vendor-neutral education and certification program for anyone who wants to enter or advance in the IT and Web technology workplace. CIW teaches and certifies industry-standard vendor-neutral job skills in the foundations of technical knowledge to help individuals pursue any IT profession they choose. More than just Web design and development, CIW also prepares its students for careers in networking, databases, data security and applications development. For more information on CIW, please visit

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CIW Fall Professional Development Schedule

CIW Fall Professional Development Schedule

CIW Professional Development this Fall on Your Schedule

Certification Partners is offering teachers the unique opportunity to get trained and certified in the CIW courses they teach to students. The cost is $379 per course and includes everything you need to become CIW-certified. This training only takes place twice a year so don't forget to grab your seat now.

The primary goals of CIW professional development are:

  • To increase participating instructors' knowledge of the technologies taught in CIW courses.
  • To help participating instructors earn CIW certification.
  • To share best practices for implementing CIW course material in the classroom and for assisting students in earning their own certifications.

The CIW courses being offered for this professional development training include:

Each CIW Professional Development course includes the following:

  • 8 weeks of online classes taken on your schedule
  • Online instruction with weekly review sessions
  • Recorded lectures that participants can attend live or view later
  • Real-time office hours with the CIW Certified Instructor to provide one-on-one assistance and tutoring as needed
  • Discussion board activities, instructional projects, interactive exercises, lesson videos and lab files
  • Video proctored CIW certification exam at the end of the course

The CIW Professional Development program allows participants to work through the content at their own convenience, yet still connect and communicate with other course participants and the instructor. The CIW Certified Instructor serves as the course mentor through activities on Moodle and the weekly Web conference review session, where participants can interact, exchange ideas for course implementation, share resources and ask questions.

CIW Professional Development - FALL 2016 Training Start Dates

CIW Internet Business Associate - “Prepare your students for digital business across all disciplines.”

CIW Site Development Associate - “Get their web design and development skills jump-started.”

CIW Network Technology Associate - “Prepare your students for Cisco.”

CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist - “Finesse your student’s web skills with the latest standards.”

CIW User Interface Designer - “Help your students develop compelling visual experience websites.”

CIW Data Analyst - “Help your students understand the matrix of big data.”

Hillsborough County Public Schools - Students master the fundamentals of Cyber Security

Hillsborough County Public Schools - Students master the fundamentals of Cyber Security

Students in the Computer Systems and Information Technology (CSIT) program at Tampa Bay Technical and Middleton High Schools, and students in the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Essentials course at Barrington Middle School are raising the bar when it comes to becoming proficient in the areas of Cyber Security. They are also taking and passing increasingly difficult online tests and assessments, which result in real-world industry certifications, including the ICT Essentials Digital Tool Certificate, the CompTIA® Security+ Certification, or one of several other industry-recognized certifications available to students in HCPS.

Barrington Middle School has an extremely successful rate of success for the students in Jeffery Fewell’s programs. His students are earning Microsoft and ICT certifications every day, and the students are applying their new knowledge to practical use. Recently, Mr. Fewell’s classes were asked to create both a PowerPoint presentation and a poster focusing on Cyber Security and its importance in everyday life.

Tampa Bay Technical High School has a very strong IT program as well. Students in Jim Truitt’s CSIT classes are working their way through a complex curriculum, which includes Cyber Security Essentials and Cyber Security Physical components, called occupational completion points (OCP’s).

Because of the intense, rigorous, and relevant courses that students are taking at Barrington MS and Tampa Bay Technical HS, the “Cyber-Future” is in good hands in HCPS!

For more information about technology programs offered through CTE programs, go to

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