The Pathways to Credentials project is designed to assist community and technical colleges in their efforts to embed stackable, industry-recognized credentials within technical (CTE) associate degree programs. Community and technical colleges are eligible to apply to become part of a cohort of up to 10 colleges. The cohort colleges will receive customized technical assistance to advance their efforts in stackable credential design including components such as employer engagement, industry certification alignment, and non-credit/credit integration. Selected colleges will receive technical assistance from subject matter experts and a dedicated coach who will guide them through program/institutional assessments, goal setting, and action planning to meet local needs.
Led by the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and partner organization, Social Policy Research Associates (SPR), Pathways to Credentials will provide technical assistance (TA) services at no cost to participating colleges from April 2020 through July 2021. Colleges will be coached individually but also benefit from interactions with the entire cohort, providing a peer group with which to exchange ideas and solutions. Participating cohort colleges will benefit from:
March 5, 2020 at 2PM EST
April 16, 2020 at 5PM CDT
On or before April 30, 2020
Technical Assistance Period:
May 2020 – July 2021
Technical Assistance Institute: