Why We’re Committed
“Texans need information like whether these credentials count for credit and how multiple credentials might stack towards an associate or bachelor’s degree. They also need to know what career paths will become available and whether they can support their family with the potential wages. Texas can do this thanks to the Texas Tri-Agency’s ongoing efforts to create the state’s first public credential library where all Texans can view this information. We’re glad to provide them with our data in support of their work.
And, finally, this would not have been possible without Credential Engine, who created the nation’s first centralized credential registry and made our data publicly available. They are also helping lead on federal legislation to procure funding that would replicate Texas’ credential transparency efforts throughout the country. Staying the course with this work can allow Texas to be a blueprint for the nation in credential transparency.” – Margaret Spellings, Texas 2036 President and CEO
Credential Engine is supporting the development of the Texas Credential Library with the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative – which brings together the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) – to establish the state’s first credential library where all available credentials delivered, issued, funded, or governed by the state will be housed and made transparently available to all Texans.
Texas 2036 – Privately-Issued Credentials Initiative Project
The State of Texas has set a goal of ensuring that at least 60% of Texans ages 25-64 earn a degree, certificate, or other postsecondary credentials of value by 2030. Building a Talent Strong Texas is the strategic plan that lays out the three measurable data-driven goals: Attainment of Postsecondary Credentials, Postsecondary Credentials of Value, and Research, Development, and Innovation. Credential Engine is working with the Texas Tri-Agencies and Texas2036 to develop a Texas Credential Library of all credentials offered across the state. As part of this work, Texas2036, with support from Google, has worked with Credential Engine and DataSmith to publish both Google’s career certificates along with other privately issued credentials to the Texas Credential Library, and by extension, to the Credential Registry. Learn more about Texas2036’s efforts on this front here.
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