Eight States Receive Student-Centered Grant Awards to Spur Worker Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth During Coronavirus Recovery

The U.S. Department of Education announced over $126 million in funding awarded to eight states focused on bringing greater opportunity for students to develop new skills in areas that meet in-state demands. The funds were made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help states promote innovative strategies that build

Getting Involved in Credential Transparency: A Roadmap for States

In the wake of unprecedented labor market uncertainty, state policymakers and agencies have a huge responsibility in ensuring their residents and employers thrive. The problem is that with nearly 1,000,000 unique credentials in the U.S., it can be unclear what a credential means, how credentials differ from one another, what skills they represent, how credentials

Eduworks to Lead Team that Will Connect Companies to Colleges for Reskilling American Workers

Corvallis, OR – Eduworks Corporation (“Eduworks”) has received a second round of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead an effort that will help meet skill demands created by digital transformation. This award is part of the NSF Convergence Accelerator “Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier” track and will provide up to

NSF Convergence Accelerator Awards Second Round of Funding to Eduworks, Georgia Tech, USG, Credential Engine for $5 Million Competency Catalyst Initiative

Alexandria, VA—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Competency Catalyst, an initiative focused on innovative tools for workforce reskilling and led by partners including Eduworks Corporation (Eduworks), Georgia Tech, the University System of Georgia (USG), and Credential Engine, as one of nine teams selected to receive Phase II Convergence Accelerator funding. Over two years, Competency

Credential Transparency & the Internet of Careers: Excerpts from a Velocity Network Foundation Interview with Deb Everhart

  Deborah Everhart, Chief Strategy Officer for Credential Engine, recently sat for an interview with Velocity Network Foundation, an organization creating the internet of careers—a network of verified and trusted career credentials appropriate for the digital age. Everhart discusses the challenges Credential Engine is helping to address, the importance of bringing transparency to credentials, the

New Network to Accelerate Skills-Based Education and Hiring

Amid record joblessness, the Open Skills Network launches to champion common, open skills libraries to better connect today’s learners with career opportunities The Open Skills Network (OSN), a new coalition of more than 40 employers, educational organizations, and technology providers, today announced the group is working to accelerate a shift to skills-based education and hiring