CREC proposes to continue its work in counting credentials, but we also seek to generate a more thorough understanding of the accessibility of credentials for Americans by counting the number of credentials by state, examining the types of credentials offered, and better understanding what organizations offer these credentials. In addition, CREC seeks to conduct preliminary research on certain credential segments to better understand patterns of credentialing in certain key industries, such as information technology, manufacturing, or health care, and better assess how difficult it would be to add this as part of future credential count efforts. CREC will provide Credential Engine an integrated report that summarizes key findings developed from the project, including the latest total count for specific credential types, a preliminary count of credential providers, as well as more general recommendations for improving future efforts to disaggregate credential counts by type.
Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials, Phase III
Start Date: Jan 1970 — End Date: Jan 1970
For the third year, CREC is collaborating with the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy to determine a typology and count of U.S. educational and professional credentials for Credential Engine—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to promoting transparency and literacy in the credential marketplace. Our goal is to identify existing data sources and integrate these into […]