More and more job-seekers and working professionals see nondegree credentials as quicker and easier ways to gain necessary career skills than traditional two- or four-year degrees. Yet despite their popularity, there is also uncertainty about their value. How can colleges ensure that certificates and other credentials actually help students develop the core competencies they’re after?
An expert panel joins The Chronicle to clear up the confusion surrounding the programs and to offer ideas for colleges looking to help students and their employers navigate this new and changing landscape:
- Why are students attracted to such credentials?
- How can colleges better develop their certificate programs to provide immediate, real-world value to their students?
- How can colleges communicate the value of such programs and how they differ from more traditional ones?
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