On-Ramps and Off-Ramps: Alternative Credentials and Emerging Pathways Between Education and Work
Posted by Inside Higher Ed on November 13, 2018
Can colleges and non-accredited education providers, backed by data and in partnership with employers, create viable forms of alternative credentials to help more Americans get a first job, promotion or make a career change?
Inside Higher Ed’s new special report, On-Ramps and Off-Ramps: Alternative Credentials and Emerging Pathways Between Education and Work, seeks to answer this central question.
Purchase the report for a nuanced analysis of topics including:
- Chronology of alternative credentials and pathways beginning with non-college options for high school graduates and stretching to traditional graduate degrees
- Discussion of emerging policy ideas and related moves by the Trump administration to deregulate and change accreditation
- How competency-based education is becoming the underlying structure for the creation of alternative credentials
- Ways employers and higher ed institutions are using data to design credentials that have labor market value
Paul Fain, news editor at Inside Higher Ed, writes about low-income students, college completion and emerging models of higher education.
Inside Higher Ed’s Special Reports provide a deep dive into a key facet of higher education and are available in addition to Inside Higher Ed’s regular news and editorial offerings.
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