The unbundling of education and the momentum building for short-term credentials shows end users that a degree isn’t the only way to earn and learn a living. Mark Schneider from the American Institutes for Research penned a feature, The Value of Sub-baccalaureate Credentials, for the journal Issues in Science and Technology with helpful insights for advocates and decision-makers.
Return on Investment metrics help level the playing field to demonstrate wage value of the various lengths of credentials. Fixing Things or Fixing People are short-term credential areas that typically rank the highest. Motivation is gaining to embrace short-term credentials due to cost increases in education that outpace inflation as well as the failure to launch.