Melissa CTE program recognized with industry certification board

Loyd Nations, Eric Benton, Doug Bingman, and Debi Crawford


Nov 2019
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Pictured above: Loyd Nations, Eric Benton, Doug Bingman, and Debi Crawford.

Nearly 100 students at Melissa High School earned the Southwest Airlines Professional Communications industry certification during the 2018-2019 school year. As a result, the Career and Technical Education program at Melissa Schools received a recognition board highlighting each industry-certified student.

Loyd Nations, representative from CEV Multimedia, presented the recognition board to Melissa ISD at the Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 18, 2019. CEV Multimedia is one organization that partners with the Melissa CTE program to offer industry certification opportunities for students.

During the semester-long professional communications course at Melissa High School – led by instructor Eric Benton – students learn how to design brochures, write letters, address conflict and resolution, and strengthen their interpersonal communication skills. At the end of the semester, students take the industry certification exam; if the student passes the exam, they can add the certification to their professional résumé.

Currently there are 15 industry certification opportunities offered at Melissa Schools in the areas of HVAC, Arts/AV, Business, Health Careers, Human Services, Engineering, and Automotive.

To learn more about the Melissa CTE program, visit

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Maddie Coe, Director of Communications

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