Creating Equitable Futures for All Learners Through Credential Transparency

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was amid a major equity crisis. Education has been heralded as the great equalizer with the value of a college degree becoming the clearest path to the American Dream. Yet, for decades there have been barriers that continue to create disproportionate access and wide gaps in educational

Revealing and Comparing Credential Quality So Learners & Employers Can Make Wise Choices

Continuing its conversation on credentials and higher education, Workforce Monitor takes a deeper dive into Credential Engine and how credential transparency is moving forward through state partnerships and across educational institutions. As George Lorenzo, writer and editor of Workforce Monitor, states: Credential Engine is analogous to NASA’s Moon-to-Mars endeavor, but in the world of credentials.

The Insanely Large and Complex World of Credentials

Over the last couple of months, Workforce Monitor has been helping its audience better understand some important issues about workforce development related to higher education. In its most recent newsletter, the conversation shifted toward credentials and encouraging higher education administrators to better understand the credential landscape and help to better map it. To this end,

New Report Explores the Importance of Understanding Credential Pathways for Veterans and Servicemembers, and Notes the CTDL

A new report from The American Legion and Lumina Foundation, “The Future of Credentialing of Servicemembers and Veterans”, explores ways to improve current and future credentialing opportunities for veterans and servicemembers. The report stems from the work of the Military Credentialing Advancement Initiative (MCAI) which explores promising practices and recommendations that support the recognition of

Upcoming Conference Presentation: Strategies for Inclusive Education, Training, and Skills 

On Monday, March 15, (2pm ET), Jeff Grann, our Credential Solutions Lead, will present at the International Economic Development Council’s (IDEC) 2021 Leadership Summit alongside Leighton Johnson, South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, and Janet Salm, Strada Education Network. Their talk “Strategies for Inclusive Education, Training, and Skills” is open to all Summit attendees. This

Upcoming Webinar: Advancing Skills-Based Education and Hiring Through the Open Skills Network

On Wednesday, March 17 (2pm EST), Deborah Everhart, Credential Engine’s Chief Strategy Officer, will join Gwen Britton, Southern New Hampshire University, and Phil Komarny, Salesforce, for a webinar sponsored by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). This webinar will provide insights from diverse stakeholders for why the cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development community

Credential Transparency Illuminates Paths to a Better Future

Credential Engine’s newest research report, Counting U.S. Postsecondary and Secondary Credentials, finds that there are nearly 1 million credentials off­ered in the U.S. While these represent important opportunities for people to get ahead, the current landscape is not easily navigable. With so many credentials to choose from—and without widespread adoption of standards for comparing and