Credential Transparency Initiative Partners
The Credential Engine project’s technical team (TT) will provide up to 100 pilot credentialing pilot-site partners sites with a set of services beneficial to each organization’s short- and long-term technology planning. Through each phase of the Credential Engine project, the TT will provide assistance, including non-technical and technical materials for administrators and technical staff.
Partners will provide a broad range of credentialing information including:
- 4-year postsecondary schools
- 2-year secondary and postsecondary public schools
- industry certifications
- industry/education certificates
- state licensure and quality assurance bodies
Throughout the process, partners will provide information and access needed to co-engineer the Credential Registry, Credential Directory and other potential apps. Partners will also learn about the benefits of Linked Data, and provide iterative feedback on the process and outcomes. The partner services and participation activities occur between the TT and identified pilot partner site program and technical contacts:
- Acknowledgement of Partnership and Access – Partners authorize Credential Engine TT access to staff, information and data.
- Outreach and Communications – Partners participate with information and data source reviews, ongoing webinars and conference calls, and participation with feedback and evaluation. TT will provide agendas and facilitate webinars and calls.
- Practices, Information and Data – Partners provide access to credential practices, information and data. TT demonstrates principles of Linked Data.
- Credential Registry and Directory – Partners review and provide feedback. TT builds with iterative partner reviews and feedback, and provides usage access to partners.
- Roadmap – Partners utilize guidance. TT documents: baseline and conversion information, guide to continue credential transparency into the future with best practices for partners to continue registry and directory.
Benefits of Participation
Credential Engine staff will provide partners a suite of services beneficial to each partner’s short- and long-term technology planning. These include technical and non-technical materials, information about Web 3.0 technologies, especially “linked data,” and a “roadmap” of best practices to help make the most of the registry and app after the project ends. In return, partners will provide the information and access needed to co-engineer the registry and app, and will offer feedback on the process and outcomes.
The organizations we seek as pilot sites are ones that award education certificates and degrees (associates, bachelors, advanced), industry certificates and certifications, occupational licenses, and workforce micro-credentials (e.g., "badges"). We are especially interested in credentials that qualify their holders for jobs in manufacturing, information technology and healthcare, and in the case of licenses, healthcare alone.
To learn more about the Credential Engine and how your organization can become involved, or to offer comments, please contact us.