Today, Governor Ivey announced that Alabama is launching the Alabama Credential Registry in partnership with Credential Engine, Lumina Foundation, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, and the Alabama Workforce Council.
The Alabama Credential Registry is the first in a series of technology solutions that will implement Alabama’s talent development system. It will enable employers and education and training providers to publish all the certificates, licenses, traditional degrees, and non-degree credentials offered in Alabama. Registry information will also help signal to employers that a worker or student possesses the requisite skills for a job.
Having a comprehensive statewide inventory of postsecondary credentials will be an important tool to meet Alabama’s education, workforce, and economic development needs,” Dr. Jim Purcell, Executive Director, Alabama Commission on Higher Education said. “The Credential Registry will help us identify gaps in our postsecondary offerings and fill those based on what employers need. It will also help make sure that Alabamians can find high-quality educational opportunities that fit their professional goals.”
Read the full Press Release for additional information, Alabama’s next steps, and to learn how employers and education and training providers in the state can get involved.