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Major Grant Made to Increase the Transparency and Value of Industry Credentials and Degrees

Lumina Foundation has awarded a grant of $2.25 million to the George Washington University and two partner organizations to build and test a first-of-its kind “credential registry.” The registry will allow users to easily compare the quality and value of workforce credentials, such as college degrees and industry certifications, using a web-based system with information […]

Credential Transparency Initiative Collaborative Launches

The Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) Collaborative launched today, uniting higher education and industry stakeholders to strategize on a multipronged approach to creating a more coherent and transparent U.S. credentialing system. More than 80 major stakeholder organizations took part in the inaugural meeting at the American Council on Education (ACE) headquarters in Washington, D.C. ACE president […]

Credential Transparency Initiative Debuts Groundbreaking Technology to Transform Credentialing Ecosystem

The Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI), a Lumina Foundation-funded effort, demonstrated the capability of its new Credential Registry today at a major workforce event in Washington, DC. More than 275 leaders from the business, higher education, and credentialing communities gathered in person with another 175 attending via webcast for On the Road to Improving the Credentialing […]

CTI Collaborative Event: On The Road To Improving The Credentialing Ecosystem: Next Steps For The Credential Registry

On September 19, more than 250 leaders from the business, higher education, and credentialing communities came together for On the Road to Improving the Credentialing Ecosystem: Next Steps for the Credential Registry. The conference highlighted the Credential Transparency Initiative’s progress to date and unveiled plans to launch a new non-profit, Credential Engine, to take the […]

Committee For Economic Development (CED) Research Report: A National Imperative: the Role of Business in Promoting Educational Attainment

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues. To help close the skills gap so our nation remains globally competitive, CED surveyed employers and non-employers about the methods they are using – […]

Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework

Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework uses competencies as common reference points to help users understand and compare the levels of knowledge and skills that underlie all credentials – including degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, apprenticeships and badges. The Framework is intended to connect the dots among diverse credentials by using common language to describe […]

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