PROJECT PORTAL: Credentials

Project Resources Website: ta3online.org Twitter: @TA3_CSW     The TA3 is a membership consortium of more than 30 leading community and technical colleges, and several state system offices, in the U.S. and Europe. The TA3 promotes community colleges’ efforts to support their regional economies, and promotes the value and importance of a global perspective on community colleg
Project Resources Website: connectingcredentials.org  Twitter: @ConnectCreds    Lumina Foundation and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) have joined forces to establish the Connecting Credentials initiative and together launched a national campaign on how to build a well-functioning and sustainable credentialing ecosystem that is in sync with the needs of 21st century learne
In 2010 and 2011, CSW conducted a thorough assessment of the State of Maryland’s Skills2Compete Campaign, a cross-system effort led by the Governor’s office to increase post-secondary education attainment by Marylanders by 20% by 2012. The effort has required multiple departments and programs in the education, training and economic development fields to come together to align policies, perform
There is growing interest in the use of competency-based credentials to verify that an individual has the skills and knowledge to perform on the job. Unfortunately, the current “market” for these credentials is neither fully formed nor functional. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce has embarked on a multi-year initiative to increase the quality and use of competency-based credentials acros
During 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded 244 grants totaling $750 million through five solicitations, collectively aimed at preparing workers for careers in renewable energy, energy efficiency, healthcare, and other emerging industries. The grantees selected were diverse and included workforce boards, community colleges, community-based organizations, employer organizations, labor unions,