Quality Postsecondary Credential Policy Academy
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 are participating in the 2021-2022 cohort include Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, and Tennessee. Alabama, and Virginia will serve as peer mentor states.