The Non-Degree Credential Quality Imperative

Quality non-degree credentials can lead to good jobs and family-sustaining wages. But not all non-degree credentials lead to good outcomes – and when they don’t, they entrench economic inequalities that impact people of color and women.

National Skills Coalition’s new report The Non-Degree Credential Quality Imperative encourages state policymakers to invest in quality NDCs; shares how we’ve worked with states to define, measure, and track quality; and offers takeaways for how to advance quality assurance so that policymakers feel confident in investing in non-degree credentials, students have confidence in their training programs, and employers know which programs effectively prepare people for careers.