Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?

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Acknowledgements

Credential As You Go created this playbook with the help of the following author(s) and editor(s). We sincerely appreciate the effort.

  • Melissa Goldberg, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and Credential As You Go
  • Holly Zanville, George Washington University and Credential As You Go
  • Nan Travers, Empire State University and Credential As You Go
  • Jenny Poole, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Diamond Williams, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  • Lucia Weathers, Weathers Strategy Group and Credential As You Go

Funding Statement

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. Walmart funded Phase III, focusing on systems change for expansion and sustainability of incremental credentials. 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. 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.

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