Western Governors University (WGU) has launched its first globally-available microcredential in information technology.

WGU’s IT Career Framework MicroBachelors is designed to create pathways for individuals looking to advance their IT careers. The new microcredential is credit-backed and stackable. It provides value as a standalone credential, but also allows working learners to apply credit towards a bachelor’s degree program at WGU, pending admission.

“WGU is committed to ensuring that we address the needs of working learners,” says WGU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Marni Baker Stein. “We’ve developed this program to serve as an industry-verified standalone credential as well as a stepping stone to several WGU bachelor’s degree programs in the College of IT. This pathway ensures that busy students acquire valuable credentials as they work toward their degrees.”

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