Workcred Expert Series

Marking an exciting debut in broadcast media, Workcred is teaming up with special guests to provide expert insights on various workforce and credentialing-related topics for RVN Television’s Morning Coffee Expert Series.

2024

May 2024 On this episode of Workcred’s Expert Series, executive director, Roy Swift, is joined by Carey Vermeulen, chairman of the board for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The organization seeks to establish and advance globally recognized standards and credentials for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Carey Vermeulen, Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
Produced by: RVN TV

2023

December 2023 Workcred's Roy Swift is joined by Nicholas Soto, vice president of professional development at the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), to highlight the profession of construction management and the use of qualified construction managers on capital projects and programs.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Nicholas Soto, CMAA
Produced by: RVN TV
November 2023 Karen Elzey, associate executive director of Workcred, speaks with Susan Farago, talent development at Salesforce, in this episode to examine how Salesforce can help individuals gain and grow technical skills. Salesforce is not only a company that provides customer relationship management software and applications focused on sales, customer service, marketing, data, and analytics, but also offers more than 40 certifications ranging from the entry level associate certification to the very advanced Certified Technical Architect.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; Susan Farago, Salesforce
Produced by: RVN TV
October 2023 In this latest episode of the Workcred expert series, Workcred's Roy Swift is joined by Boyd Worsham, President and CEO of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) to highlight what kind of jobs and credentials are available in the construction industry. NCCER is the leading provider of construction education for industry and career and technical education programs.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Boyd Worsham, NCCER
Produced by: RVN TV
July 2023 CrossFit is more than just a fitness program - it is the formula for everything we do, from forging elite fitness to preventing and reversing chronic disease. In this video, Workcred's Roy Swift is joined by CrossFit's Bobbi Millsaps to explain how to understand the methodology and become a CrossFit trainer.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Bobbi Millsaps, CrossFit
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June 2023 Roy Swift of Workcred is joined by Siri Sorensen and Damien Berg from the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association to discuss the importance of credentials and rigor of skills for sterile processing professionals in healthcare.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred
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March 2023 Roy Swift of Workcred is joined by Mike Niederpruem of the American Health Information Management Association to highlight the credential and career pathways in health information management. Health information professionals ensure that sensitive health information remains accurate, accessible, complete, and protected at all times.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred
Produced by: RVN TV
January 2023 Roy Swift, executive director of Workcred, is joined by Jane Oates, president of WorkingNation, to discuss one of the nation's untapped talent pools - people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities often have critical skills that employers want and need, yet many of these individuals still struggle to find employment. Credentials have a role to play in ensuring that individuals with disabilities can effectively convey their skills and knowledge to employers. For this to occur, credentials must clearly articulate the skills, knowledge, and abilities so that individuals can use the credentials to find good jobs and employers can understand the skills and competencies that the credential holder has.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Jane Oates, WorkingNation
Produced by: RVN TV

2022

November 2022 Karen Elzey, associate executive director of Workcred, is joined by Deb Cohen, consultant, speaker, and trainer, Deb Cohen LLC, to discuss how HR professionals evaluate non-degree credentials to determine whether individuals have the right skills for the job.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; Deb Cohen, Deb Cohen LLC
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August 2022 Roy Swift of Workcred is joined by Jessica Richardson of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals to highlight how these certifications can support safer jobs in any industry or career path, and set the standard for safety practice around the world.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred, Jessica Richardson, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
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July 2022 Robert Pedigo of Pedigo and Associates joins Roy Swift of Workcred to highlight the recent changes the U.S. is seeing all throughout the workforce, resulting in the need for more quality credentials to fill the new skills needs that occur from these changes.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred, Robert Pedigo, Pedigo and Associates
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June 2022 Roy Swift, executive director of Workcred, is joined by Larry Lynch, senior vice president of health, safety, and regulatory services at the National Restaurant Association, to explain how certifications offered by the National Restaurant Association can lead to quality career pathways in the restaurant industry.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Larry Lynch, National Restaurant Association
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May 2022 Roy Swift, executive director of Workcred, is joined by Alex Alonso, chief knowledge officer at SHRM, to discuss how quality credentials can enhance ones chances of being hired. Over the past year, SHRM has conducted research to uncover the value and return on investment of non-degree credentials for HR.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; Alex Alonso, SHRM
Produced by: RVN TV
May 2022 Workcred's associate executive director, Karen Elzey, discusses the opportunity to combine different type of credentials, such as earning a certification or certificate as part of an academic degree program. One of the benefits of combining credentials is that learners can earn a certificate or certification in a shorter amount of time and enter the labor market while having the ability to continue to earn a degree. Also, certificates and certifications can provide additional job- or occupational-specific skills that complement an academic degree and make a candidate more competitive when seeking employment.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred
Produced by: RVN TV
March 2022 How do you know which certifications are quality? How do standards affect certification quality and why is that important? Roy Swift, executive director of Workcred, and Cynthia Woodley, COO and psychometrician with Professional Testing, Inc., discuss what questions people should ask to better understand which certifications have quality and help determine which might be the best for them.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; and Cynthia Woodley, Professional Testing, Inc.
Produced by: RVN TV
February 2022 Isabel Cardenas-Navia, Workcred’s senior director of research, is joined by executive professor of educational policy and executive director of the Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, Sean Gallagher, to discuss recent trends in credentialing, including microcredentials. The segment also covers the increased acceptance and use of non-degree credential by employers, and how certifications support career progression and life-long learning.
Featuring: Isabel Cardenas-Navia, Workcred; and Sean Gallagher, Northeastern University
Produced by: RVN TV
January 2022 There is increasing interest and proliferation of non-degree credentials. Yet, with so many credentials in the marketplace, how can people understand the quality of non-degree credentials? Michelle van Noy, director and associate research professor at the Rutgers University Education and Employment Research Center, joins Workcred for a discussion of a conceptual framework to assess and measure non-degree credential quality. The four elements of this framework are: credential design, competencies, market processes, and outcomes.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; and Michelle van Noy, Rutgers University
Produced by: RVN TV

2021

December 2021 Workcred’s associate executive director, Karen Elzey, emphasizes the benefits of pursuing a certification and details how certifications facilitate life-long learning. She also addresses the value of certifications in the labor market, why a person may benefit from receiving a certification if he/she already has an undergraduate degree, and how certifications can be used to help people upskill or reskill in the competitive job market.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred
Produced by: RVN TV
November 2021 Amy Kardel, vice president of strategic workforce relationships at CompTIA, along with Workcred's Karen Elzey, highlight how CompTIA's vendor-neutral certifications can open doors to information technology careers. CompTIA promotes industry growth through the development of a highly-skilled workforce and a commitment to creating an environment where innovation happens and the opportunities and benefits made possible through technology are available to all.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; and Amy Kardel, CompTIA
Produced by: RVN TV
November 2021 Hear from Karen Elzey, associate executive director at Workcred, and Patricia Tanabe, executive director of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) on the importance of validated and safe testing practices, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ASCP BOC certifies laboratory professionals to ensure the health and safety of clinical settings.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; and Patricia Tanabe, ASCP
Produced by: RVN TV
August 2021 Karen Elzey, associate executive director at Workcred, is joined by Sierra Hampton-Simmons, the director and portfolio leader for certification at the Project Management Institute, in this fourth video of the series to highlight how project management skills are used in every industry sector. The Project Management Institute offers certifications that are relevant to people at every stage of their career.
Featuring: Karen Elzey, Workcred; and Sierra Hampton-Simmons, PMI
Produced by: RVN TV
July 2021 Dr. Roy Swift of Workcred speaks with Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation, about the importance of certifications for crane operators and public safety, and how the foundation is addressing the skills gap in the construction industry.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; and Graham Brent, NCCCO Foundation
Produced by: RVN TV
June 2021 Mark Imfeld of the Association for Supply Chain Management joins Workcred’s executive director, Dr. Roy Swift, to discuss how the supply chain is affected by workforce issues, and the importance of certifications for this system.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; and Mark Imfeld, Association for Supply Chain Management
Produced by: RVN TV
June 2021 What role do quality credentials play in building a quality workforce? Join Dr. Roy Swift of Workcred and Lance Welter of Welter Associates on RVN Television’s Morning Coffee Expert Series to learn more.
Featuring: Roy Swift, Workcred; and Lance Welter, Welter Associates
Produced by: RVN TV