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Getting Your Money’s Worth: How Digital Credentials Add Value to the Labor Market

Track: Business of Certification

Session Number: 4056
Date: Tue, Oct 24th, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Description:

In today’s information age, credentials are the coin of the realm.  And historically, the degree has been the primary currency.  But that may be changing. With an average shelf life of skills hovering at five years, employers are looking beyond the transcript for a more granular, relevant and agile way to identify skills and competencies of job-seekers. As a result, savvy postsecondary institutions are teaming up with forward-thinking employers to design digital credentials that provide students and professionals with portable, verified evidence of their skills and knowledge that can be shared with employers and showcased on professional and social networks. Learn how higher education leaders, associations and employers are developing a common currency across the college-to-career pipeline to create value for today’s digitally savvy job seekers and employers.

Session Type: Roundtable

Additional Presenters: The session will also include a representative from a nationally-known employer who is participating in ACE CREDIT's new digital credential program, which is currently being launched this spring. Participating employers include KFC, Disney, Jiffy Lube, AmeriCorps, among others.
Session Type: Roundtable

Additional Presenters: The session will also include a representative from a nationally-known employer who is participating in ACE CREDIT's new digital credential program, which is currently being launched this spring. Participating employers include KFC, Disney, Jiffy Lube, AmeriCorps, among others.