CREDIT/NON-CREDIT # OF CREDITS (IF CREDIT BEARING)
LENGTH OF CREDENTIAL
TYPES OF PARTNERSHIPS
INCREMENTAL CREDENTIALING FRAMEWORK APPROACHES
Learn As You Go
Stack As You Go
Partner As You Go
TOP COMPETENCIES/LEARNING OUTCOMES
Apply basic mathematics to the solution of problems, develop understanding of basic measuring instruments and their uses, and develop an understanding of theoretical AC & DC Electricity.
Read and interpret basic industrial diagrams and blueprints that include international standard symbols and drawing practices.
Read, analyze, and use technical documents such as spreadsheets, basic fluid power schematics, industrial prints, electrical schematics, and other drawings showing the basic components of a mechatronic system.
Apply basic troubleshooting techniques to various industrial manufacturing systems.
The credential was developed to fulfill the mandatory related technical instruction for Indium Corporation’s Industrial Manufacturing Technology (IMT) apprenticeship program.
Upon completion of the IMT apprenticeship, individuals receive a portable journey-worker credential and 9-credits of advanced standing toward MVCC’s Mechatronics and Electrical Service Technician programs.
How the Credential was Developed
The curriculum development was a collaboration between MVCC faculty and representatives from Indium Corporation.
Classes are taught in an Indium-run technical training location by MVCC faculty.
The Targeted Learners
The learners are apprentices with Indium Corporation, and they are directed into the credential because it is a required component of their apprenticeship program.
Since the courses are restricted to Indium apprentices, the College can maintain intrusive, just-in-time supports to ensure learning and completion.
To date, the College has onboarded 1-cohort with 100% retention into the second course.
Credential As You Go has acquired three phases of funding to date. Lumina Foundation funded Phase I, resulting in the Incremental Credential Framework for testing. The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education funds Phase II (Grant R305T210063), which focuses on rapid prototyping of and research on incremental credentials with a national campaign. An anonymous private donor fund at the Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University funds the development of the prototype Learn and Work Ecosystem Library. Walmart funds Phase III, which focuses on systems change for expansion and sustainability of incremental credentials. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of Lumina Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, Walmart, or George Washington University.