New network to accelerate skills-based education and hiring

From Business Wire:The Open Skills Network (OSN), a coalition of more than 40 employers, educational organizations, and technology providers, announced the group is working to accelerate a shift to skills-based education and hiring by establishing a network of open skills libraries and skills data. … ‘We don’t yet know what the long-term effects of COVID-19 will be on our workforce, but we know we can make changes today to better empower today’s students now…’ said Marni Baker Stein, Western Governors University Provost and Chief Academic Officer. “As founding members of the OSN, we’re committed to developing the foundation for a skills-based future, a future in which learners and employers can find each other and connect in real time through a shared language of verified skills.’ ”

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