A new tool is being integrated into Credential Engine’s Credential Registry to help publish pathway information!
There are over 1 million credentials and at least 50,000 providers in the United States alone, making it difficult for learners, workers, and employers to understand, map, and navigate their learning and career pathways. Additionally, there is an imbalance in talent ecosystems where employers say they cannot find the talent they need, yet training and credentialing organizations say their programs and credentials provide what employers are looking for. Learning and career pathways provide individuals with structured routes to gain knowledge, skills, and experiences that guide them toward meaningful and fulfilling careers while enabling lifelong learning. Pathways vary for different people and opportunities, so making data transparent helps everyone understand quality, equitable pathways through this maze.
The Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) and the Credential Registry provide critical solutions for data transparency. The CTDL-linked open data structure is foundational for creating solutions that benefit everyone. The Pathway Builder tool builds off the data in the Credential Registry to communicate learning and career pathways. This tool enables publishing existing or creating new CTDL pathways. And no matter your role in creating, supporting, and sharing learning and career pathways, the CTDL is beneficial to you and your stakeholders. When ecosystem players work together and publish CTDL-linked open data structures, they are building balanced ecosystems where everyone benefits.
Our goal is to empower people to build quality CTDL data in the Credential Registry that’s foundational to pathways, and to link the components of learning and career pathways into beneficial human and machine-readable data to power systems and applications. Using the CTDL and Credential Registry data to build pathways illuminates the best path forward for learners, workers, and employers by providing actionable data.
We are available to help you and other organizations publish data to include in pathways. Watch the overview video here.
We are launching and hosting a webinar on July 26th at 12:30 PM EST to introduce the tool, provide an overview of how the tool works, and why this is an important development for credentialing ecosystems.
You can register for the webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Eb76oRmiQgusWcudKN25-g#/registration
Can’t attend the webinar? No problem! We will make the recording and all accompanying resources available on our website and YouTube page.