The Employment and Training Administration's Office of Workforce Investment will host a webinar to help workforce programs learn new strategies to increase credential rates. The webinar will feature the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) discussing Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). CAEL will provide an overview of how awarding academic credit for a person's work experiences, military service, or community volunteerism might be possible. Examples of state workforce systems in which PLA is already underway, including Indiana, will be highlighted.
This report discusses the steps necessary to implement the Shifting Gears Program in Minnesota.
Ohio's 10-year plan to increase adult learners with educational programs to increase potential for economic success in the workforce.
This case study reports the progress of Miami Dade College in implementing Achieving the Dream. Mimi Dade shares many of the same challenges as other community colleges including larger numbers of students unprepared for college.
This article provides an overview of the new Manufacturing Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute.
The goal of this report is to help state leaders understand what happened to implement skill standards in the past to identify viable options for the future.
This report discusses the challenges facing educators as they implement occupational credentialing systems.
This brief describes three approaches to industry alignment and the questions that need to be addressed around each. Programs can use this brief to: 1) Determine ways to improve their industry alignment approach; 2) Plan a new industry alignment approach; and 3)Compare industry alignment approaches to determine which one best fits their needs, resources,and constraints.
This report provides information on the the standards for assessing quality credentialing systems
This report examines the expanding role of community colleges, the emerging credentialing system, and the changes in the economy that have increased the value of credentials.
This article presents study finding regarding the perceived value of and barriers to obtaining certification.
This report describes the new system of credentialing from corporate vendors and industry/professional associations that has arisen in the information technology and telecommunications industries over the past decade.
This report is a product of Education Sector’s Next Generation of Accountability initiative. The initiative seeks to strengthen public education by examining key elements of accountability, for instance, who should be responsible for student success and how they should be held responsible.
This report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) discusses the preparedness of 12th graders including issues in college and workplace preparedness, as well as strategies for addressing these issues.
This article discusses the implications of career pathways for programs of study and what they must contain.
This article discusses the new demand for certificates and its relationship with distance learning.
This article presents presents different credentials that have been implemented and approved by the American National Standards Institute.
This research brief provides an overview of the emerging green jobs market, what types of jobs will be created, and credentialing that is currently being offered for these jobs.