Welcome to the Hutchings Career Center Industry Certification Website 

What is Industry Certification?

Industry Certification is a high-school program designed to recognize and promote high quality Business Computer Science programs.  Certified programs include involved advisory committees, project-based instruction, career development activities, up-to-date technologies and equipment, dedicated teachers through professional development, and an active student organization such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  Competency standards and specific performance objectives provide the foundation for a solid curriculum based in Business and Computer Science.  Industry certification provides recognition to the high school programs that document evidence to meet certification standards.

Project Objectives

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) partner to develop standards of excellence for Business and Computer Science programs across Georgia.  SHRM personnel and volunteers evaluate the Business and Computer Science programs based on standards in the areas of:
  • Standard 1:  Curriculum and Instruction
  • Standard 2:  School, Program, and Teachers
  • Standard 3:  Advisory Committee and Community Involvement
  • Standard 4:  Career Development Activities
  • Standard 5:  Program Facilities
  • Standard 6:  Future Business Leaders of America
This website is developed to digitally display evidence of each standard.