CEV Multimedia Announces Flourish 2015 Contest

Career and Technical Education developer gives teachers and students opportunity to win scholarships and supplies

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Design is a visually appealing medium and plays an important role in many industries, and we challenge teachers and students to showcase their creativity.

CEV Multimedia, a leading producer of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum services, announces the Flourish 2015 Contest designed to feature and reward the work of students who are participating in a high school floral design course. Floral design teachers are encouraged to submit their students’ work for an opportunity to earn supplies and student scholarships.

“The contest offers a great opportunity for students and teachers to show the unique skills they’ve learned in their program of study,” said Jeff Landsell, president of CEV Multimedia. “Design is a visually appealing medium and plays an important role in many industries, and we challenge teachers and students to showcase their creativity.”

There are three phases in the Flourish 2015 Contest:

  •     Submission Phase is Sept. 24, 2015 through Nov. 3, 2015 at Noon CST

High School Floral design teachers (grades 9-12) should submit photo entries on behalf of their students enrolled in a floral design course to CEV Multimedia by visiting

  •     Voting Phase is Nov. 4, 2015 through Nov. 17, 2015 at Noon CST

Uploaded entries will be added to the Flourish 2015 photo album on CEV Multimedia’s Facebook page. Everyone is invited to ‘like’ the entry of his or her choice on the CEV Multimedia Facebook page. 10 finalists will be chosen based on which photo entries receive the largest number of likes by Facebook users.

  •     Judging Phase begins on Nov. 18, 2015

Bill McKinley, Director of Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University, will judge all finalist entries and choose the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Teachers interested in submitting their students’ work should view the official contest rules and guidelines.

Winners will be announced on Dec. 3, 2015. Prizes include: first place teacher will receive $500 in supplies and a guest lecture, first place student will receive a $250 scholarship; second place teacher will receive $250 in supplies, second place student will receive a $150 scholarship; third place teacher will receive $150 in supplies, third place student will receive a $100 scholarship.

In April 2015, CEV Multimedia announced its partnership with the Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M University to offer the Principles of Floral Design Certification. The certification is comprised of 13 lessons that address key components of the floral business, including history of floral design, flower identification, wedding & special arrangements and flower business management. Industry collaborations are playing an increasingly integral role in all CTE programs by offering hands-on training as students complete their program of study.

About CEV Multimedia
With 30 years of experience, CEV specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities. Through iCEV, students can earn industry-backed certifications across multiple areas of CTE that prepare them for college and beyond. For more information, visit


Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass to Transform Career Exploration and Education Planning Market


SALT LAKE CITY, September 23, 2015 – Graduation Alliance and Burning Glass Technologies today announced their partnership to power online career exploration and education planning for middle and high school students across the country through the application of real-time labor market analytics. Infusing age-appropriate user experiences with key information about industries and careers, the platform presents the greatest future opportunities for students by geographic region. This initiative underscores the commitment of both firms to expand early awareness of the skills and education required to succeed in the 21st century economy.

Connect!, the centralized career exploration and education planning platform delivered by Graduation Alliance, supports early identification of individualized skills and interests, leading students to the identification of postsecondary career goals and the alignment of academic pursuits. For users of the platform, the Burning Glass partnership provides an added advantage of embedded, real-time, labor market insights such as salaries, occupational outlook, and market forecast information. Leveraging Connect!’s individualized and directed user experience, Burning Glass analytics will be presented based on the preferences of each user, highlighting the education and skills required for different careers. By partnering with Burning Glass, Graduation Alliance intends to offer students the ability to leverage big data to explore career options as early as middle school, and to close the widening national skills gap by providing industries with qualified workers.

“In a fast-moving economy, it is imperative that middle and high school students are aware of how their education choices will impact their opportunities in the future,” said Marie DeMego, chief marketing & product officer of Graduation Alliance. “The career insights and big data expertise that Burning Glass brings to the table will allow us to reach across that K-12 – workforce aisle for the first time and shed light on those very specific, very in-demand occupations that are available for students but often go unnoticed.”

Burning Glass’ real-time labor market data is aggregated from close to 40,000 sources to track what jobs are open, what skills are in demand, and find patterns in real-life career transitions. Using big data from Burning Glass, the Exploration and Planning program offered by Graduation Alliance determines whether a student’s skills and interests match a selected career path and creates an integrated learning plan that maps out a curriculum customized to their education and post-graduation career goals.

“Everyone needs a road map to find a rewarding career, and middle school is not too early for students to be thinking about what they want to be. We’re pleased to be partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide students with the tools they need to make good choices,” said Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies.

The data from Burning Glass will be offered to both current and new state partners of Graduation Alliance in an effort to widen the availability of proactive and intelligent career exploration among students.

For more information about Graduation Alliance’s Exploration and Planning platform, visit—planning.html.

About Graduation Alliance

Graduation Alliance strengthens communities, states and the economy by preparing and empowering tomorrow’s workforce. Through highly effective postsecondary planning, alternative education and training programs, Graduation Alliance ensures every student has an opportunity to succeed during and after high school. For more information about Graduation Alliance, visit

About Burning Glass

Burning Glass Technologies delivers job market analytics that empower employers, workers, learners, and educators to make data-driven decisions. The company’s artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into labor market patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in demand, the specific skills employers need, and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers.

Based in Boston, Burning Glass is playing a growing role in informing the global conversation on education and the workforce, and in creating a job market that works for everyone. For more information, visit


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