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A Competency Marketplace Springs to Life in the Rocky Mountains

Educators and administrators at Colorado Community College System recognized that local advanced manufacturing jobs were going unfilled despite the presence of qualified candidates graduating from their schools. In response, they developed a digital credential system focused on making key skills and competencies transparent and known to employers. It’s working.

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American Council on Education, Credly Launch New Digital Credential Program to Recognize Workforce Training

The American Council on Education (ACE) and Credly announced that participants in ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) will now be able to issue digital credentials through Credly, making it easier for working professionals to request academic credit for workplace training and to share evidence of their achievements online.

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American Council on Education, Brandman University join Credly for Panel at CES TransformingEDU 2017

Credly CEO Jonathan Finkelstein was joined by Kara Gwaltney (Director, CREDIT Evaluations – American Council on Education) and Gary Brahm (Chancellor, Brandman University) on the TransformingEDU stage at CES 2017 to discuss the current impact and future potential of digital credentials in both academic and workforce settings.

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Guest Post: How MBS Direct used Digital Badges to Engage and Educate our Employees

At MBS Direct, a provider of digital and print educational resources, one challenge is to stay current with a constantly evolving industry. There is always something new to learn, and in order to grow alongside the industry, everybody needs to keep up and remain on the same page. That line of thinking is what led to the MBS Direct digital badging program, headed by Senior Digital Consultant Carrie Watkins.

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Credly partners with Lumina Foundation, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) to close the skills gap using digital credentials

Credly is teaming up with three of the nation’s leading organizations to sponsor a $10,000 “ideation challenge” geared towards generating innovations that use digital credentials as part of an effort to train individuals in high-demand skills and match qualified workers with great opportunities.

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Why Associations are Primed for a Digital Renaissance

The very technologies that would threaten the historic value proposition of associations may pave the way for their tech-enabled second act. In an Op-Ed appearing in TheHill.com blog, Credly CEO Jonathan Finkelstein and Practice CEO Paul Freedman describe how three trends – the unbundling of the degree, the rise of social networks and the shift from content provision to assessment – are impacting the association marketplace.

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