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Category: Continuous Development


Continuous Development, Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to bring structure to nondegree credentials

August 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“There’s so much concern about getting a job and hedging your bets in this labor market that people are willing to … risk a lot of money on these kinds of credentials,” Michelle Van Noy, associate director of Rutgers’ Education […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Federal programs, partnerships can defray CTE costs

August 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since CTE students often land high-paying jobs right out of high school, local businesses are an ideal place for the students to earn some real-world experience. A 2018 ExcelinEd report recommended that policymakers offer tax credits for businesses who give […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

A shift in the professional learning cycle

July 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Historically, professional learning has been a linear process. Educators attend a professional development (PD) session then attempt to implement what they’ve just learned into the classroom. While some may have success, an integral part of the professional learning process is […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Middle schools beefing up career and technical ed labs

July 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

If a student is expected to select a career cluster path by the time they are in 8th grade, it makes sense to start exposing 6th-graders to all the potential career options available. But how young should this begin? Some […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

How micro-internships work for students and companies

June 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

“Micro-internships,” or project-based internships, are emerging as a way for students to get a foot in the door and for employers to test talent before making a commitment. Lasting just days or weeks, micro-internships can create a more meaningful experience, […]


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Do the credentials students earn align with employer demand?

May 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

States support a wide range of career and technical education (CTE) programs that feature industry-recognized credentials, but how effective are they at preparing high school students for a future career and long-term success? Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis by ExcelinEd […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Report: Nondegree credentials improve economic mobility

May 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Respondents with nondegree credentials said they are more likely to recommend them to others, and a majority (60%) said they believe the educational experience will bring employers value, compared with 44% of noncredential holders who said the same. Strada and […]


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College students want careers with a social purpose

May 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Money is still a big motivator for workers and job seekers, but less so it seems among members of younger generations. A recent Indeed survey found today’s college graduates flock to jobs in the arts and social services over once-popular […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

Report: Industry credentials earned in high school out of step with employer demand

May 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The report only focuses on 24 states because most don’t have the data to examine the credentials students are earning and whether they match up with the demands of employers. But with state lawmakers striving to close the “skills gap” […]


Continuous Development, Educational Forms

How can higher ed bring transparency to the alternative credential marketplace?

May 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The rising interest in credentials is partly attributable to growth in “good jobs” for middle-skilled workers, or those with more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree, said Van Ton-Quinlivan, an executive in residence at the […]