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Wednesday, May 17 • 2:35pm - 3:05pm
Bringing Transparency to the Skills Gap: Digital Credentials in Action

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In 2013, Colorado manufacturers approached the Colorado Community College System to address a shortage of 15,000 qualified workers. CCCS teamed up with employers to define 17 competencies required of prospective hires in the advanced manufacturing industry. As students demonstrated these competencies, they earned standardized, portable digital badges that were readily consumed by the industry that helped create them. Come hear how collaboration and transparency helped one state close the skills gap and unlock job opportunities.  

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Jonathan Finkelstein

CEO, Credly
Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, a credential service provider which enables organizations to recognize, reward and market skills, competencies and certifications. As founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan helped hundreds of mission-driven organizations produce and launch... Read More →

Brenda Perea

Instructional Design Project Manager, Colorado Community College System
Specialized knowledge in CTE online/blended course design and micro-credentials (digital badges)

Wednesday May 17, 2017 2:35pm - 3:05pm MDT