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New Network to Accelerate Skills-Based Education and Hiring

Amid record joblessness, the Open Skills Network launches to champion common, open skills libraries to better connect today’s learners with career opportunities The Open Skills Network (OSN), a new coalition of more than 40 employers, educational organizations, and technology providers, today announced the group is working to accelerate a shift to skills-based education and hiring […]

From WorkingNation – Credential pollution: Workers need better information to navigate a hazy labor market

Op-Ed by Scott Cheney, Credential Engine, and Brian Sponsler, Education Commission of the States Although recent U.S Department of Labor data suggests that many of the more than 40 million American workers filing for unemployment may be only temporarily displaced, or furloughed, economists predict that 40 percent of the job losses will be permanent. MIT Economist David […]

The American Council on Education and the U.S. Department of Education Announce $900,000 Blockchain Innovation Challenge

The American Council on Education (ACE) and the U.S. Department of Education have launched a $900,000 competition, the Blockchain Innovation Challenge, to identify solutions that harness the potential of distributed ledger technology to help underserved learners take control of and communicate their skills. In the wake of Covid-19, this challenge is intended to help individuals […]

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