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.
About Workcred: Formed in 2014, Workcred is an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). At Workcred, we work to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively. Our vision is a labor market that relies on the relevance, quality, and value of workforce credentials for opportunities, growth, and development.
About this page: Read Workcred’s point of view on quality, credentials, and the workforce to create a more integrated and effective credentialing system.
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Survey data showing that demand for certifications is increasing due to the pandemic is consistent with what is seen with other credentials. This data strongly suggests that individuals and employers see certifications as a pathway to new and/or continued employment.
Survey data shows that certification bodies are ready to participate in linking their administrative data with other administrative data, in terms of already collecting data or being willing to collect additional data needed for accurate data matching.
Certifications have the potential to be useful tools in addressing re-employment, re-deployment, and re-education challenges that workers face in the current labor market. The most […]
Help in navigating the complex and little understood “wild west” of certifications Enormous economic shifts predating and accelerated by the current worldwide pandemic caused by […]
There is a lack of understanding in the workforce of the different types of credentials and how they can work together to improve student success and […]