Capture diverse credentials

Connecting Credentials Shares New Recommendations

Bryan Wilson and Evelyn Ganzglass
Friday, December 22, 2017

Connecting Credentials is a collaborative effort of more than 120 national organizations, including WDQC, for the purpose of making credentials easier to understand and use. Credentials include degrees, certificates, diplomas, certifications, licenses, and micro-credentials such as digital badges. In 2017, Connecting Credentials convened five workgroups to recommend action steps to address the credentialing needs and priorities of diverse learners, especially adults with no recognized postsecondary education.

State and National Data Experts Convene for WDQC’s Fourth Annual “Fly-In”

Jenna Leventoff
Monday, December 18, 2017

Last week, WDQC hosted its fourth annual Fly-In, “Energized for Evidence,” in Washington D.C. The two-day conference brought together two dozen state representatives, as well as national organizations and federal government representatives to discuss various topics related to data collection and use. 

Programs that Work: Quality Assurance for Short-Term Occupational Programs

Workers with middle-skill credentials are critical to our economy, but there's no consensus on how to ensure that occupational programs are aligned with the needs of industry and of sufficient quality to justify federal and state aid. This report analyzes various quality assurance mechanisms that measure the quality of academic institutions and programs.

Workforce Data Explained: Connecting Certification Data to Workforce Success

Christina Pena
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In this latest video from WDQC, Renah Wolzinger of "Doing What MATTERS for Jobs and the Economy," California Community Colleges; and Matthew Meyer of STEM Innovations, North Carolina Community College System, talk about the Workforce Credentials Coalition. This growing Coalition of national and state-based education leaders and experts aim to ensure that community colleges across the United States have better access to certification outcomes to better serve students and industry.