"It is more confusing than ever to understand what training, education, and experience is valued in today’s dynamic and changing economy. But with leaders in labor and business coming together through Credential Engine, job seekers and employers can access tools to decipher which credentials lead to careers – a strategy that can benefit all working families."
- Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

Credential Engine Launch

Today’s Credentialing Marketplace Has Become Unwieldy and Complex...

The credentialing marketplace is growing. By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the economy will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school, and the number of postsecondary programs has already more than quintupled since 1985. In today’s information age, accessing and understanding data about credentials is critical to success—educators need it to determine best practices and build new programs, employers need it to understand where to find qualified hires, and students and workers need it to decide what pathways to choose. To date, there has never been an efficient system to collect, connect, search, and compare up-to-date information about credentials in a common language that can be universally understood and easily accessed. With an estimated 250,000 credentials in the U.S. alone, this lack of information contributes to confusion and uninformed decision making.

…Until Now

On December 7, 2017, Credential Engine announced how we are bringing transparency and credential literacy to the marketplace with a public launch of its tools and services.

Schedule of Events

Time Agenda Item
Eleni Papadakis, Credential Engine Board Chair
2:35 PM
Fireside Chat
Wes Bush, President and CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education
Elizabeth Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Moderator: Josh Mitchell, Staff Reporter, Wall Street Journal
3:15 PM
General Q&A
3:25 PM
Fireside Chat Wrap Up
Eleni Papadakis, Credential Engine Board Chair
3:30 PM
Main Program Close

Launch Video

Below is a recording of the Credential Engine Launch Livecast from December 7th, 2017.

Launch Photos - Interviews

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Launch Photos - Panel

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