Provides a macro overview of the credentialing system in the United States and ideas for creating a more robust and simplified system including key steps for public and private institutions.
“This paper is the collaborative effort of a group of stakeholders, representing national education and workforce organizations and individuals, who have been meeting over the past year to frame a national conversation on addressing the crisis of confidence in education and workforce credentials. These efforts represent a commitment to broaden the conversation to other key stakeholders in our credentialing system so that we can jointly develop an action agenda for building a competency-based ecosystem for education and training in the United States. This commitment does not represent an endorsement of any policies or practices” (p.1).  Paper includes an overview of some of the challenges of the existing credentialing system and concludes highlighting key steps that each stakeholder can take to improve the system. (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)