Making New York’s Credentials More Transparent for the COVID-19 Recovery
Join NYATEP in Making Credentials and Competencies More Transparent
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the need to quickly connect New Yorkers to credentials that will ready them for employment in in-demand industry sectors, like healthcare, and drive New York’s economic recovery.
Credential Engine, supported by The National Science Foundation, is partnering with the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP), New York’s statewide association for workforce development, to identify, map and register education credentials. The goal is to help employers identify workers with the skills and competencies they need to fill open roles, and to support a centralized place for New Yorkers to discover training programs aligned with in-demand careers and professions.
We’re asking New York’s education, training and postsecondary institutions to get their programs and credentials published! We are kicking off with healthcare -- but encourage organizations and institutions to register all their training, competencies, and credentials. The work is already underway, and your involvement is crucial
Nationally, over 300 colleges, universities, and other organizations have already used this process to publish thousands of credentials and hundreds of thousands of data points to the web, including about 2,500 healthcare credentials (see an example here). To include your credentials and competencies, follow the steps on this page.