As they garner more attention for their role in representing skills and knowledge, more states are pledging to ensure transparent data around credentials.

States set their sights on transparent data for credentials


As they garner more attention for their role in representing skills and knowledge, more states are pledging to ensure transparent data around credentials

Alabama, Louisiana, and Minnesota are partnering with a nonprofit to focus on credentials, primarily around data transparency and literacy.

Through the partnership with Credential Engine, Alabama’s Office of the Governor, Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System, and the Minnesota State system will collaborate with partner agencies to publish data, including education and career outcomes, for thousands of apprenticeships, certificates, licenses, degrees, and other credentials to the cloud-based Credential Registry in an effort to bring clarity, understanding, and improved utility to state education data.

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The partnership brings the total number of states and regions partnering with Credential Engine to publish information about their education and training programs to 14.

Laura Ascione