Transparency: January 2022 Newsletter

The January 2022 edition of Transparency, Credential Engine’s once-monthly newsletter, went out earlier this month. If you missed it, you can read it online. To be in the know and receive your own copy of the newsletter, you can sign up here. Each month, we provide an overview on Credential Engine news, events, state, policy, and technology

Credential Engine Will Use Linked, Open Data to Improve Learning and Employment Records

With a grant from Walmart, Credential Engine will work with various states to inform how learning and employment records can be effectively implemented through linked, open data to provide people the ability to manage their credential and skill information to facilitate employment and economic development. January 19, 2022 (Washington D.C.) — Credential Engine, a national

Article: Credential Transparency Illuminates Pathways to a Better Future

“Credential Transparency Illuminates Pathways to a Better Future” explores the current problems with the ever-growing, vast, and complex credential landscape, and presents credential transparency as the best solution to help people understand their options, pursue credentials and skills, and enter the workforce. In doing so, the authors explain what credential transparency means in practice and

The National Institute for Innovation and Technology receives funding from the US Department of Labor to lead the expansion of the nation’s Registered Apprenticeships in strategic supply chains

Major Focus on Expanding Workforce in Semiconductor and Nanotechnology January 4, 2021 – Hanover, Maryland – The National Institute for Innovation and Technology (NIIT) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the use of Registered Apprenticeships to provide better access to careers in strategic supply chains for all workers,

Growing ‘Maze’ of Education Credentials is Confusing Consumers, Employers

The Hechinger Report recently published an article (also picked up by The Washington Post) that explores some of the challenges associated with a growing credential landscape that lacks the transparency needed by learners and workers to overcome barriers. As the article states: There is, in fact, a “maze” of 967,734 unique education credentials in the United States,