Bell-Ellwanger and Cheney: Commentary: As COVID Changes the Workforce, Students Need to Know How a Degree or Credential Will Shape Their Future. New Partnership Can Help

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Bell-Ellwanger and Cheney: Commentary: As COVID Changes the Workforce, Students Need to Know How a Degree or Credential Will Shape Their Future. New Partnership Can Help

Transparent information gives individuals the opportunity to chart their own path, knowing what the potential outcomes will be. While the economy may be changing, it’s critically important to understand how many students have successfully pursued careers in a given field and what they earned pre-COVID in order to gauge how useful – and valued – that credential or certificate will be in the workforce.

In this analysis piece for The 74, DQC’s President and CEO Jenn Bell-Ellwanger and Credential Engine’s Executive Director Scott Cheney discuss the importance of credential transparency and how it empowers individuals to make informed decisions and pursue that path that is right for them. They also discuss the new State Policy Partnership created by Credential Engine, DQC, and five other leading national policy organizations to promote credential transparency.