Tech News Summary:
- Kennesaw State University’s microcredentialing initiative received a bronze award from 1EdTech in its Learning Impact global competition.
- The initiative provides students, faculty, and staff with certified badges and links that can be used on resumes and LinkedIn profiles, demonstrating verification of a specific skill to prospective employers.
- Currently, KSU has 13 academic and non-academic units offering 62 unique microcredentials, and over the past year, the university has awarded more than 900 credentials to qualified students.
Kennesaw State University’s Micro-Credential Initiative has recently earned national recognition, marking a significant milestone for the university’s innovative program designed to help students improve their career prospects.
The Micro-Credential Initiative, launched in 2018, is a program that enables students to acquire industry-specific certifications in a shorter timeframe, which can help them stand out in the job market. Through the program, students can earn credentials such as digital marketing, project management, and cybersecurity, among others.
The program’s success has now been recognized by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), which has awarded Kennesaw State its prestigious ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award. The NACE award acknowledges the university’s focus on providing students with skills that meet the needs of today’s job market.
“We are incredibly privileged to have received this recognition from NACE. The Micro-Credential Initiative is a game-changer in career advancement, and we are proud to have created a program that responds to the evolving needs of the job market,” said Dr. Pamela Whitten, President of Kennesaw State University.
The Micro-Credential Initiative is part of the university’s broader effort to provide innovative educational opportunities to its students. Kennesaw State recognizes the value of equipping its students with skills that can help them achieve their career goals, which is why it continues to innovate in this area.
“We are committed to providing our students with the necessary tools to succeed in their chosen careers. Our Micro-Credential Initiative plays a critical role in this effort, and we are excited to see it receive national recognition,” said Sue Collins, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kennesaw State.
With the Micro-Credential Initiative continuing to grow and evolve, Kennesaw State University remains committed to providing a transformative education that equips students with the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.