Nondegree credentials are often identified as opportunities for people to earn work-relevant education in a short period of time. However, not all nondegree credentials offer quality, value or stackability, which allows them to be applied to future work or education-related endeavors. Incorporating these qualities into nondegree credentials also requires the involvement of education, economic and workforce stakeholders. 

This Policy Outline provides states with the key components of nondegree credentials that can lead to the continuous upskilling and education advancement of its workforce. It was created in conjunction with the Connecting Education and Work Toolkit.

For more resources that connect education and economic advancement with state workforce development, check out our Workforce Development Key Issue page.


 PUBLISHED: August 31, 2021

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