Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alternative Credentialing

Assembly Line
Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential

July 18, 2012 - 3:00am

Potential “disruptions” to higher education typically portend a diminished role for the academy in workforce training, as students ditch college for, well, something else. But one of the most promising alternative credentialing movements – the manufacturing industry’s system of stackable certificates – has actually led to a deeper, more symbiotic relationship between employers and colleges.

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