Skill Certificate [Education] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6103 (22) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 69. School-To-Work Opportunities (See 20 USCS § 6251)], the term skill certificate means “a portable, industry-recognized credential issued by a School-to-Work Opportunities program under an approved State plan, that certifies that a student has mastered skills at levels that are at least as challenging as skill standards endorsed by the National Skill Standards Board established under the National Skill Standards Act of 1994 [20 USCS §§ 5931 et seq.], except that until such skill standards are developed, the term "skill certificate" means a credential issued under a process described in the approved State plan.”