Campbellsville High School junior Cody Davis is featured in a state-wide newsletter.
Davis is featured in the Kentucky Imagine Academy newsletter and wrote a testimonial about completing Microsoft Office industry certification.
He completed the certification in November, and, since then, he has performed work in Microsoft Excel for a local business.
Davis passed Certiport exams in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist industry certification.
He was chosen to be featured in the newsletter and wrote a testimonial about how the certification has helped him in his future career.
His entry is printed below.
“I have an interesting story I would like to share. A local business needed someone specializing in MOS Excel and contacted my teacher, Sonya Kessler, who then chose me as the perfect student for the job because I had my MOS Excel certification.
“I went after school to do calculations for a company with over 400 business partners. The calculations in real time would have taken me so much longer than it did using the formulas I learned in MOS Excel. I was told they needed the paper done on the same day as my first day on the job. There was little to no time to be joking around; I had to use every last minute to finish the work on time (No pressure!)
“The local business I was working for was a landscaping company so there were several calculations needed for pounds of fertilizer per square foot for each customer’s yard, etc. The whole time I was working, I had the boss standing over my shoulder making sure everything was right, which added even more pressure. But I knew that I had nothing to worry about because of my MOS Excel certification.
“I thought that I would never use my certification in any real life situation, but, it turns out it really helps when you have a certification like mine. This is my success story for Certiport certifications and I wanted to share it.”
Kentucky Imagine Academy is a division of the Kentucky Department of Education. It offers a comprehensive technology curriculum to help students learn the information technology skills they need.
To see Davis’s testimonial in the newsletter, click here.
Sonya Kessler is the computer science teacher at CHS.