credentialing initiative

Could this credentialing system set a new standard?

Universities embrace new credentialing system with the University Learning Store

Six universities are banding together to offer a new form credentialing system that advocates say could set a new standard in career-focused, skills-based training.

Called the University Learning Store, the system aims to enable job seekers and working professionals to earn industry-validated micro-credentials in a range of business and technical skills.

The universities that launced the credentialing system include Georgia Tech Professional Education, UCLA, University of California, Davis Extension, University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education, University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Micro-credentials earned online through the University Learning Store give employers confidence in learners’ capabilities because of a thorough, industry-based verification process, representatives say.

Next page: How to earn a micro-credential

Laura Ascione