In the world of competencies and credentials—certificates, certifications, degrees, badges, and licenses—there are a lot of details and nuances that can be overwhelming. Perhaps the […]
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As the pandemic recedes, the emerging global marketplace is characterized by a shortage of talent to fill rapidly changing skills needs. In this market, employers […]
Workcred’s issue briefs on certification pathways, quality assurance, recertification, and policy/operational recommendations focused on different aspects of certifications. One commonality among the publications was that […]
A new series of reports co-published by Workcred, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy serves as a resource […]
Workcred has developed a set of case studies that reveal just how powerful collaboration is to certifications. In fact, collaboration among key stakeholders can have […]
The word “credential” is often used as an umbrella term to describe certificates, diplomas, certifications, licenses, and various other credentials (see Figure 1). For more […]
Standards exist to protect human health, safety, and the environment, as well as to ensure that different products work together. In the U.S. alone, there […]
A recent publication in Issues in Science and Technology–co-authored by Workcred’s Isabel Cardenas-Navia and New America’s Shalin Jyotishi–explores Learning and Employment Records (LERs), digital records […]
Several factors may deter older workers (age 50+) from pursuing training. Some might question the return on investment for new skills and credentials as one […]
Certification bodies provide broad access to materials, education, and/or training for certification exam preparation, ranging from endorsed curriculum delivered by postsecondary higher education institutions to self-study guide to online courses.