Positioning the institution as a learning partner for microcredentials
From Evolllution: “There is often a natural reluctance on the part of a traditional academic community to see value in short-term credentials, but our business and industry partnerships are moving rapidly to embrace short-term credentials as suitable preparation to complete specific job tasks. This is a pattern that has been developing for some time and not just a model fostered by the pandemic. Two years ago, CCBC held a cybersecurity jobs forum that included speakers from Google, Amazon and IBM. Their message to the cybersecurity majors was, ‘We are no longer looking for degrees. We want certifications that measure skills.’ A collection of short-term credentials (certificates, badges, letters of skill certification) hold significant value in many contemporary workplaces.”
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