Committee For Economic Development (CED) Research Report: A National Imperative: the Role of Business in Promoting Educational Attainment

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues. To help close the skills gap so our nation remains globally competitive, CED surveyed employers and non-employers about the methods they are using –

Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework

Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework uses competencies as common reference points to help users understand and compare the levels of knowledge and skills that underlie all credentials – including degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, apprenticeships and badges. The Framework is intended to connect the dots among diverse credentials by using common language to describe


The Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA) works to develop and validate national measures of the participation in and credentialing of education and training for work, and to build government-wide consensus for the adoption of these measures in key federal data collections. More specifically, GEMEnA is engaged in a rigorous

Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP)

Launched in 2005, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). LEAP champions the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses are

The Global Learning Qualifications Framework

The Global Learning Qualifications Framework (GLQF) is designed to assist students to document their verifiable college/university-level learning for academic credit and to provide an academic framework for evaluators to evaluate student learning. The GLQF clusters learning into three overarching constructs which subdivide into eight learning domains. The GLQF is a culmination of research on more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of

UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to help American workers obtain new skills and expand their economic opportunity. It’s three-part mission is to recognize leading employers that provide expanded career opportunities for their workers; promote the widespread adoption of business policies and practices that increase economic opportunity; and cultivate public-private education and workforce development efforts