Friday, July 8, 2016

Millennials prefer credentialing programs to traditional degrees - Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

A new study reveals that more than 90% of American colleges and universities offer alternative credential or badging programs for certification in industry-specific careers. The University Professional and Continuing Education Association says millennial survey respondents prefer certifications to bachelor’s degrees, and schools are responding with increased development of professional training silos. More than 60% of respondents believe that credentialing is an important part of an institution’s professional development strategy.

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