NACCE LAUNCHES DIGITAL CREDENTIALING INITIATIVE WITH CREDLY
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RALEIGH, NC | The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has launched a new digital badging program for its members and member colleges. “By providing a secure, digital representation of the work our members are doing, the skills they are learning and the certifications they have earned, our members can more easily manage, share and make use of these credentials within their networks, across social media platforms and on their resumes,” said Dr. Rebecca Corbin, NACCE President and CEO. “As our members work within our nationwide network and in their local communities, the digital badges that they earn make it easy for their peers, college leadership, potential employers, and NACCE partners to identify skills and accomplishments, and to verify that those skills are relevant and up-to-date.”
NACCE is working with Credly, the digital credentialing leader, to provide digital badges. Credly collaborates with top global training providers, credential issuers, associations and academic institutions that are similarly focused on the power of verified skills and achievements. Credly’s Acclaim platform transforms knowledge, skills and achievements into digital credentials that empower individuals to connect with learning and career opportunities.
“Entrepreneurs engineer solutions to address the world’s most pressing problems, and access to education, opportunities and mentorship helps accelerate their success,” said Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly. “With its introduction of digital credentials for members and member colleges, NACCE is demonstrating how to use technology to scale impact, which is itself a hallmark of entrepreneurship.”
For more information about NACCE’s digital credential program, visit www.nacce.com/digital-badging.
NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs focused on igniting entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses. NACCE has two main goals: to empower college leaders to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset and to grow the community college's role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem. NACCE has over 340 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3.3 million students. For more information, visit www.nacce.com. Follow us on Twitter at @NACCE, like us on Facebook, and join our LinkedIn group.
Credly is helping the world speak a common language about people’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Thousands of employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives use Credly to help individuals translate their learning experiences into professional opportunities using trusted, portable, digital credentials. Credly empowers organizations to attract, engage, develop, and retain talent with enterprise-class tools that generate data-driven insights to address skills gaps and highlight opportunities through an unmatched global network of credential issuers. Visit www.credly.com to learn more.