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2021

April 2021

Embarking on New Collaborations for a Stronger Credentialing Future
For many of us, the road ahead looks much brighter than it did just a year ago. Recent news inspires some optimism: reports reveal that the U.S. is emerging as the main engine for global economic recovery. We know that credentials—so vital during these times of recovery—help elevate an individual's economic mobility. That is why I am proud to share how Workcred is on track to take the potential of credentials to the next level.

2020

December 2020

Shining a Light on a New Era of Possibilities
Optimistic thinking can help us navigate through the most challenging times. At Workcred, we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired many Americans to reassess, and even reimagine their careers. As people upskill, reskill, or even shift to different career paths entirely, they may find that they need a starting point to help them make sense of credentials. They may also need guidance on how to choose credentials that offer high value within a competitive workforce.

September 2020

Speaking the Same Credentialing Language Opens Doors to Progress
Amid these uncertain times, many of us are looking to secure a better future in the workforce. As the pandemic has disrupted businesses and created challenges for dislocated workers and new job seekers, now is a time to consider credentialing solutions that help ensure qualified employees. Yet in order to make progress, we have to be on the same page about what credentials mean, which ones have quality and market value, and how to use them to succeed.

April 2020

United We Stand: Knowledge Sharing Creates Better Outcomes
During this challenging time, it is as important as ever to continue to support the needs of workers and employers so that everyone succeeds. Until we can meet again in person, I am pleased to keep you informed of Workcred’s progress to strengthen the workforce with valuable, effective, and quality credentials.

2019

December 2019

2019 in Review and a Look to the Future
With 2020 just days away and the holiday season upon us, there is no better time to express my gratitude to the many champions of our mission. Your collective participation helps strengthen our efforts as we aim to create a stronger workforce that is equipped with valuable and effective credentials. As our Workcred team celebrates its milestone five-year anniversary, I am honored to share some highlights of this eventful year.

September 2019

Building an Effective Workforce for the Future
A new and exciting era in workforce is here, stemming from emerging high-tech needs and changing work environments that require new types of skills. As American companies get more cutting edge and struggle to keep up with changing skill needs, how do the current credentials fit into the future of the workforce? More importantly, how can we equip individuals and employers with the highest quality and most valuable credentials – those that are agile enough to evolve with the demands of the ever-changing workplace, and that equate to successful careers for years to come?

May 2019

Creating a More Integrated and Effective Credentialing System
True or False: The U.S. credentialing system is confusing and impossible to navigate. The answer is perhaps less straightforward than you might think. Let’s face it: The U.S. credentialing system is confusing. From certifications, licenses, and numerous different types of certificates to MicroMasters, badges, and superbadges, the number and variety of credentials is growing.

2018

December 2018

2018 Highlights and Partnerships for the New Year
As another year draws to a close, we delight in the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, the partnerships that helped make them possible, and announce exciting new ventures on the horizon.

July 2018

Do employers value credentials? How do they use them in their hiring and retention practices? What do employers see as the right mix of employability and technical skills?
These are among the questions answered by a new Workcred report examining the use of credentials in the U.S. manufacturing sector.

April 2018

Standing Up for Quality
Given the choice, would you choose quantity over quality? Probably not. And yet, when it comes to the world of credentials, some credentialing issuers have created exactly that: an upside-down world where credentials abound but quality is elusive. Simply creating more credentials without regard for quality is not the solution.