The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a growing demand for education and training beyond the confines and commitments of traditional multi-year programs. While many Americans remain unemployed and hungry for education and training, over 60% of Americans say they would now prefer to pursue non-degree options, according to new research from the Strada Education Network.
A proven solution to these challenges is stackable short term credentials that includes embedded certifications which have the power to help students quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively gain transparent in-demand skills that lead to employment. Embedding industry-recognized certifications into stackable credentials has been impactful in the healthcare space, creating a more hirable skill-set and has allowed hospitals nationwide to address the greater need for upskilled healthcare workers during the pandemic and who may be able to perform tasks across occupations. Training providers across industries can use the stackable credentials model to best prepare students for an evolving workforce that must be cost effective and competent.
Join us for a dynamic discussion on how stackable credentials and bundling and building skills can more readily address employer needs, while also providing students a path for lifelong learning.
- Jennifer Marquez Talent Acquisition Manager, Kaiser Permanente
- Angie Bush, Director of Radiology Services, UTMB Health
- Roy Swift, Executive Director, WorkCred
- Eric Bing, Chancellor, The College of Health Care Professions
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