A Map of the Marketplace for Credentials

Key Initiative Descriptions

by Stage of Progress, Timeline, and Relation to other Related Work

Updated: Jan. 15, 2020

Goal/Key Initiatives <2018 2018 2018 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Build Credential Transparency Infrastructure
Credential Engine 1/2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Credential Registry 1/2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Linked, Open Languages/Schemas (CTDL and CTDL-ASN) 1/2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Accelerate Ecosystem Developments through Alignment/Alliances
Credential Engine: State and Regional Partnerships 1/2 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5
Schmidt Futures: Data for the American Dream 1 2 3
Credential Engine: National Sector Initiatives 1 2 3 4 4
Credential Engine: Military: Navy Research and Development and Training Transformation 1 2 3 3
Credential Engine: Military: Department of Defense 1 2 3 3 3 3
Credential Engine: International Pilots 1 1 2 3 4
Workcred: Aligning Bachelor’s Degrees and Industry-Recognized Certifications 1 2 3 3 4
Credential Engine: Stronger Connections between Education and Workforce in Indiana 2 3
Education Design Lab: T-Profile Builder 2 3
Create and Implement Technology/Data/Standards to Drive and Connect Systems
Credential Engine: Credential Registry Learn and Build Summit Series (apps) 3 3 4
T3 Innovation Network (10 pilot projects) 2 2 3
Workcred: Data-Sharing Among Organizations Awarding Non-Degree Credentials 1 2 3 3/4
Non-Degree Credential Research Network (NCRN) 1 2 3
CSW: Understanding the Landscape of Industry Certifications 1 2 3
Advance Understanding of Credentials of Value (COVs)
Develop Public-Private Ed/Cred. Data Infrastructure for Earnings and ROI (Nat’l Student Clearinghouse) 1/2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5
National Skills Coalition: State Identification of COVs 2 3 3 4
Education Strategy Group: State Identification of COVs 2 3 3 4
Credential Engine: Use of Credential Registry as part of ETPLs/eligibility determinations 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5
SocialTech’s Umudl Project 1 2 2 3
SUNY Empire State College: Incremental Higher Education Credentialing System 1/2 2
Advance Employer/Workforce Signaling for Credential Transparency
Job Data Exchange (JDX) 2 3 3/4 4 4 4 4 4
Talent Pipeline Management 3/4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Common Employability Skills Framework 3/4 5
Connecting Credentials: beta Credential Framework 2/3 3 3 3
Markle Foundation: Skillful 1/2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4
Business Roundtable: Workforce Partnership Initiatives (10) 2 3 4
Education Design Labs: BadgedToHire 2/3 3
Advance Navigation Tools, Verifications, Quality Assurance
Google Education and Pathways Search 3 3 4 4
Digital Learner Records 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
The Quality Assurance Commons 2/3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5
Expand Messaging around Credential Transparency
Credential Engine: Inventory and Mapping of All Credentials in U.S. 4 4 4 4 4 5
Gallup Surveys 4 4 4 4
Messaging Through Media 4 4 4 4

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