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The Quality Postsecondary Credential Policy Academy is an initiative aimed at helping states define quality non-degree credentials, developing a policy agenda to increase the number of residents with quality credentials, and developing the data policies to support such efforts. The state teams are led by a Governor’s education and/or workforce policy advisor, the state higher education agency leader, and the labor or workforce agency leader, with membership drawn from agency leaders representing economic development, human services, elementary and secondary education, and the state community and technical college system. Some states also include external stakeholders, including policy advocates from NSC’s SkillSPAN coalitions.
States who participated in NSC’s 2020-2021 cohort included Alabama, Colorado, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oregon, and Virginia.
States who participated in the 2021-2022 cohort included Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee. Alabama, and Virginia served as peer mentor states.
Reflecting on the Second Cohort of the Academy
In January 2023, National Skills Coalition (NSC) concluded its second Quality Postsecondary Credential Policy Academy. Read about their progress toward defining and implementing qualtiy criteria and policy.Read the Blog
A Toolkit to Improve Quality & Transparency
Creating an impact with Credential Quality and Transparency is a state policy toolkit that provides a map for how states that want to improve credential quality and transparency can use the quality non-degree credential framework (outlined by NSC) and the linked, open-source data framework, common description language, and publishing platform created by Credential Engine.Read the Publication
Making College Work
The Quality Postsecondary Credential Policy Academy is part of our Making College Work campaign - NSC's advocacates for higher education policies that fully support working people’s needs, career goals and economic mobility - and for businesses that depend on a pipeline of trained, skilled workers.Join the Campaign