There is surging interest in the development and use of non-degree credentials—such as certifications, certificates, and licenses—in the education and workforce communities, with a significant […]
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Workcred has published a new report examining the value of credentials and their use in the manufacturing sector: Examining the Return on Investment of Manufacturing […]
Microcredentials are used by higher education institutions for multiple purposes that include adding knowledge, skills, or competencies that complement a major, to providing a pathway […]
With the increasing focus on competencies and skills-based hiring, why are certifications frequently left out of those conversations? After all, one of the strengths of […]
In 2021, Workcred joined the broadcast realm, partnering with RVN Television’s Morning Coffee Expert Series to bring greater clarity to the public on wide-ranging credentialing […]
The Problem: A Complex Credentialing System The United States credentialing system is very complex, involving many types of organizations and governmental agencies (see Figure 1). […]
Obtaining new credentials is a common strategy for workers looking to reskill in advance of a career change or re-employment following a layoff. Increasingly, individuals […]
One key distinction between a certification and other credentials is its ability to signal continued competence in a profession, making it the only credential that […]
Certificates play a vital role in today’s skills-based economy, signaling to employers the learning outcomes that potential hires have achieved, and allowing job seekers to […]
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 […]