Building on our national framework and guiding principles from last year, we launched a deeper investigation into microcredentials across the country to better understand the current state and potential of this new trend in lifelong learning. Based on an environmental scan and a survey of colleges and institutes, the report shows how these flexible and accessible learning options are gaining ground across the country.
After an incredible year for Building Capacity in Long-term Care (the Supportive Care Assistant micro-certificate program is currently being delivered at 18 partner institutions!), we began work on the first national occupational standard for personal care providers. The Standard will identify the skills, knowledge, and abilities required to succeed in the role and help employers, job seekers, workers, students, and educators make informed decisions about hiring, skills training, and career choices.