Coronado students earn professional floral design certification

El Paso is well on its way of gaining 10 new professional florists.

EPISD’s Career and Technical Education Department this week announced that 10 Coronado students earned industry-based certification in floral design — an intensive process that requires candidates to show mastery in the field of floral arrangement and design.

The certification promotes a successful transition to postsecondary education and/or the workforce, said Eric Winkelman, EPISD’s Director of Career and Technical Education.

The Industry Based Certification earners for the Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification at Coronado High School are:

  • Dominique Villagran
  • Ana Molina
  • Alanna Kin
  • Elysa Pena
  • Kiara Kiser
  • Marisol Tarango
  • Chloe Medina-Fierro
  • Natalia Cardona
  • Millie Munoz
  • Alexa Herrera

Developed and issued by industry-leading companies and tested for the iCEV platform, the certifications enhance student résumés and help them stand out to prospective colleges and employers. The certifications reflect the needs of real-world career expectations, boost employability and allow employers to identify and connect with qualified applicants.

To earn the certification, each student passed a rigorous exam based on weighted industry-valued and industry-accepted standards.

“Our goal in offering certification testing on the iCEV platform was to provide students with validation of the specialized skills they have developed and knowledge-base they’ve built,” said Dusty Moore, President, iCEV.

“The certifications are meant to have an immediate positive impact on students as they plan for their future after high school, whether that is attending college or joining the workforce. On behalf of CEV Multimedia and our industry partners, we congratulate all students at Coronado High School for this tremendous accomplishment and wish them the best as they pursue their career goals.”

Story by Gustavo Reveles  |  Photo by EPISD CTE