Higher Education & Digital Credentials

Case Study: Colorado Community College System Uses Digital Credentials to Connect Students to Opportunities

To combat a trend of missed job opportunities for its learners, Colorado Community College System launched a digital credentialing program that enables learners to share skills that matter most to employers and connect them to jobs. The program is centered on creating workforce-relevant credentials in conjunction with employers and has garnered praise and improved job placements for students.

In this case study, you will learn:  

  • How the Colorado Community College System secured funding and identified areas of focus for a digital credentialing program.
  • Insights on developing workforce-relevant credentials with the help of employers and industry partners.
  • How to implement a system-wide digital credentialing program within existing course content.
  • The impact digital credentials have on boosting job placements for higher ed students and workforce development programs for colleges and universities.

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Learn: Employer Engagement Field Guide

Download a free copy of Credly's Employer Engagement Field Guide, where we provide strategies to help your higher education institution develop and launch workforce-relevant digital credentials that are responsive to local employers and the regional economy. 

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Read: The Colorado Community College Success Story 

Searching for employees in a dwindling talent pool is costly, time consuming and often times, unsuccessful. Bridging the gap between skills and job availability is crucial to the economy, and completely possible with the help of digital credentials. Read more about how CCCS met the needs of their students and their community in this blog from Credly's Director, Education and Workforce Strategies. 

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Listen: Madison College & Digital Credentials 

Kate Radionoff, former Dean of Continuing Education at Madison College, became aware of digital badges and saw the potential to apply digital credentials to non-credit courses. In this podcast, Credly's Chief Success Strategist interviews Kate on the impact digital credentials have on badge earners, the quality of courses, and the surrounding community.

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