Will the pandemic finally propel short-term certifications to increased legitimacy?

Will the pandemic finally propel short-term certifications to increased legitimacy?

Reported by EdSurge, while to move to skills-based hiring has been a slow one, the speed at which the economy is shifting will force quicker educational solves in order to keep up with the external transformation. And in that world, shorter-term skills training programs and certifications get even more exciting. But these programs are only as strong as the legitimacy that employers place upon them in the hiring process.

The takeaway? We have been trending toward employer partnerships and skills-based degree programs for years now. Is now the time where the institutions who go all-in will see the biggest rewards? And what will be necessary to see broad sweeping employer recognition of these certs as equally credible to diplomas?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.