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UCS business students earn professional certification through microsoft
UCS business students earn professional Microsoft certification
Posted on 01/13/2021
Microsoft word certificationNearly 200 Utica Community Schools high school students now hold a professional certification that is positioning them for college and career success.

Business students from all four comprehensive UCS high schools recently earned Microsoft Word Certification, a skills-based honor that demonstrates proficiency in software used extensively in professional and academic environments.

“The students in MS Office first semester worked really hard to learn the Microsoft Word material to take the Microsoft Word Certification test,” said UCS Business teacher Tina Steele. “Passing this certification is difficult in a normal classroom environment but in the remote environment we have been in, it is even more difficult. As teachers, we are extremely proud of the hard work these students put in and the time they took outside of the classroom to pass this test. It will definitely benefit them in the future to have this certification.”

In December, 192 students earned the certification by taking a series of tests that validates their understanding of the Microsoft Office program functionality. This guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to operate the full features and gives students a commanding competitive edge.
Microsoft Office Specialist certification gives students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential for high-paying jobs. Professions requiring office certification have a median salary of greater than $70,000.
UCS business teachers who include Steele and Jennifer Milke, of Henry Ford II High School; Craig Smale and Kyle Rojeski, of Utica High School; Angela Melton, of Eisenhower High School and Julie Kuznicki, of Stevenson High School.