Industry Credentials: a Valuable Student Pathway to Success

Oct 16, 2016 | In the News

Clearinghouse Chief of Staff Roberta Hyland recently explained to The EvoLLLution, an online higher education publication, that industry credentials are part of diverse education pathways and are valuable to understanding student success.

“When you’re looking at the data on students who actually don’t complete degrees, one of the questions that comes up, even for institutions, is, ‘Did the student actually get what they needed from the college because they were prepared to earn an industry credential?”

Roberta Hyland
Clearinghouse Chief of Staff

Roberta addressed the following three points, which you can read more about in the article:

  • Industry credentials provide students with unique and valuable pathways into the labor market;
  • It’s critical to re-define student success to understand whether students are getting what they need from an institution, even if that’s not a formal degree; and
  • Industry credentials are a key point on student’s education lifecycle.

The Clearinghouse is working to create a better understanding of student success throughout the education-workforce continuum. The following infographic provides a view of our work to help students, educators and employers.

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