Making sense of microcredentials


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Even prior to the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic, technological changes, globalization and demographic shifts were disrupting the labour force at an unprecedented pace, creating a need for a more effective lifelong learning system. Postsecondary institutions and governments are responding by experimenting with training programs geared to adult learners. These programs include microcredentials which have emerged in recent years as a complement to traditional credentials. These shorter learning programs offer targeted opportunities to upgrade skills and transition or advance...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Providers of education and training; Students; Industry

Keywords: Microcredentials; Postsecondary education; Perception; Survey; Employers; College; University; Institutional role; Government role; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Toronto, Ontario: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, 2021

Physical description: v, 27 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 145.768

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