ART INSTITUTE’S HUMAN RESOURCES COORDINATOR EARNS CERTIFICATION
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) To deliver quality instruction, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire begins by hiring instructors and talented support people. McKenzie Perez, who, as the human resources coordinator at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire helps make these great hires happen, recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources.
Perez, who lives in San Bernardino but grew up in Moreno Valley, has served as The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire’s human resources coordinator for two years.
Working with Michele Ferren, director of human resources, Perez conducts orientations for newly-hired employees, administers benefit plans, coordinates special events for training and employee recognition and processes and verifies the employee payroll. She also assists with prescreening of, and background checks on, job candidates.
“We are incredibly proud of McKenzie’s accomplishments,” said Michele Ferren, Director of Human Resources for The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. “She is a consummate professional, and a great asset to our campus.”
The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute in Alexandria, Virginia, signifies that Perez passed a rigorous examination to qualify as a professional in the human resources field. To become certified an applicant must pass the exam and demonstrate a strong background of professional human resource experience.
“Certification as a human resources professional clearly demonstrates a commitment to personal excellence and to the human resources profession,” said Mary Power, executive director of the HR Certification Institute.
The HR Certification Institute is the credentialing body for human resources professionals and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to the human resources profession. The purpose is to promote the establishment of professional standards and to recognize professionals who meet those standards.
The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation. It offers an Associate degree in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design.
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management.
Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.
It’s not too late to start a new term at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin May 14 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.
For more information, or to arrange a tour, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire.
The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire), a system of more than 40 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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