Using Stackable Credentials to Increase Job Earnings

A 2014 report by the National Skills Coalition said middle-skill jobs—those that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree—account for 54 percent of the United States’ labor market, but only 44 percent of the country’s workers are qualified for these types of positions. One way the skills gap—the gap between skills that employers seek and the skills available in the workforce—can be decreased is to use stackable credentials to improve worker capabilities and competencies. This FREE eCademy webcast, presented by the CSG National Task Force on Workforce Development and Education, highlights innovative programs that are helping students gain the competencies they need by offering stackable credentials and credits for talent development.  Students then have the opportunity to build additional certifications should they choose to continue their education and achieve the next credential.

 

Using Stackable Credentials to Increase Job Earnings
CSG eCademy
Wednesday, June 10, 2 p.m. EDT

 

 

 

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Presenters:

Larry A. Good
Chair, co-founder & senior policy fellow
Corporation for a Skilled Workforce

 

Ann Westrich
Education director, Career Prep and Career Pathways/Transitions
Wisconsin Technical College System

 

Marc Goldberg
Associate vice president of workforce development and community education
Portland Community College

 

 

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