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    Using Competency-Based Decision Making to Declutter Career Pathways

    Postsecondary education continues to be a high-speed entrance ramp to rewarding career pathways. As recently as May, the National Center for Education Statistics noted in a report that educational...
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    The Best of Both Worlds: Supporting Adult Learners through CBE and CPL

    A casual observer would be forgiven for thinking that people can get the jobs they want in a time of “the great resignation” and historically low unemployment rates. Yet for many people their career...
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    Competencies Alone Are Not Enough: The Tools that Put Competencies to Work

    Employers are starting to rethink job descriptions in terms of needed competencies rather than years of work experience or credentials that may not actually be needed for the job. And education...
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    Digging in The Competency Sandbox: Is Our Postsecondary System Ready to Play?

    In previous blog posts, we have discussed why both employers and individual job seekers and workers could benefit from a competency-based system and the kinds of competency-based tools that could...
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    From Degrees to Competencies: What A Shift to Competencies Could Mean for Employers and Students

    For many generations, a college degree has reigned supreme in the labor market. It’s been the proverbial “ticket to good jobs.” Often-cited census data show that over a lifetime, people with...
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    Competency Transparency in our Postsecondary Systems

    Revamping postsecondary data systems to support equitable and competency-based learning and hiring  In the last decade, postsecondary education has seen new approaches to learning and credentialing...
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