AMERICAN FORK, UT (December 5, 2023) — Certiport, a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced its partnership with Career.io, a worldwide leader of professional career development products and services, to provide integrated career-advancement services to students in Certiport’s partner K-12 and higher-education institutions in North America.
The partnership will allow for these educational institutions to access bundles of Career.io licenses, which they can, in turn, offer to students. Developments planned in 2024 include the automatic integration of any certification achieved through an authorized Certiport partner into a student’s Career.io resume, allowing the candidate to easily list the certification within their resume or cover letter.
“We are especially excited about partnering with Certiport because of its unparalleled benefits to various audiences: career-driven professionals, students, and educators,” said Todd Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Partnerships, for Talent Inc., the parent company of Career.io. “For Certiport’s career-driven professionals and students, Career.io helps educate them about how to develop a more professional resume, practice their interview skills, and job-search more strategically – enabling them to land their dream job faster and negotiate a higher salary. Additionally, Career.io provides educators with all the tools and resources needed to help guide their students in a fun, interactive, and engaging way for learning more about career development and potential career paths.”
Initially, the Career.io integration will be available for purchase by Certiport Authorized Testing Centers only in the United States. Access to this functionality can be added into the institutions’ certification license bundle and offered to students. Through this annual seat-license offering, institutions can extend the suite of Career.io products and services to students to assist with their career preparation. Graduating students can continue to use Career.io by signing up for a plan, with all their information being saved on their profile.
“Certifications achieved by students at school provide them with a significant advantage when they progress to college or into a career. These certifications not only demonstrate that the student is proficient in the skill they have acquired, but listing the certification on their resume also demonstrates that they are dedicated to continual education and self-development. These are traits that colleges and employers want to see in their candidates,” said Craig Bushman, General Manager, Certiport. “We are proud to be able to offer the Career.io product with the integration into our certification system to our partnered educational institutions. We are confident that this will further provide their students with the necessary resources to succeed in their careers.”
Career.io and Certiport encourage institutions to contact their respective Certiport Territory Manager for more information on how they can access Career.io for their students.