A Workforce Shift to Alternative Credentials

Monday, March 6
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown - Salon C

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Coletta Teske
- Freelance writer & information architect

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Jim Fong
UPCEA - Dir, UPCEA Center for Research & Mktg Strategy

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Nick White
Capella University - Dir/CBL Solutions

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Peter Janzow
Pearson Education - Sr Dir of Business Dev, Acclaim

Summary

A recent study found widespread acceptance of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities. It supports the growing idea that a traditional degree will always be an important credential, but is no longer the sole standard for proving readiness and ability to the workforce. In this session, attendees with receive an overview of the workforce shift toward alternative credentials. Panelists will detail the study’s findings, provide context and a case study around how institutions are currently supporting alternative credentialing programs, and a freelance professional will share how alternative credentials added up-to-date work experience to her resume.

Event Type:
Sessions
Format:
Panel
Track:
Employability
Tags:
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