Friday, September 19, 2014
A new idea: Centralized workforce credentials?
Seeking to expand the options for documenting workforce-relevant expertise, a group of foundation and advocacy group leaders convened this week in Washington to explore the idea of developing guidelines for national workforce credentialing standards. The group seeks to implement a national credentialing program, as noted within a larger policy document released earlier this year. They seek to set guidelines for new "micro-credentialing tools," such as digital badges and e-portfolios. The effort is being led by the Lumina Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges.