Stronger Nation

A Stronger Nation Webinar: Counting Short-Term, Industry Certifications

Courtney Brown and Jeff Strohl discuss the importance of high-quality industry certifications. This is the first year that our ‘A Stronger Nation’ data tracker measures certifications in postsecondary education attainment, and we’re excited to recognize this critical pathway for skills development and recognition.
Speakers
Courtney Brown Courtney Brown
Vice President of Strategic Impact, Lumina Foundation
Jeff Strohl Jeff Strohl
Director of Research, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Moderator
Domy Raymond Dominique Raymond
Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation
Agenda
2:00 Welcome and Introduction: Dominique Raymond
2:05 Stronger Nation: A measure of America’s progress: Courtney Brown
2:30 Measuring Short-Term Credentials: Jeff Strohl
2:45 Stronger Nation Spotlights, Key Takeaways, and Next Steps: Courtney Brown
3:00 Open Audience Q&A: Dominique Raymond
Until 3:30 Extended Q&A *

See the list of organizations with expertise in certifications referenced during the webinar.


The nation faces an urgent and growing need for talent. To meet that need, many more people must earn college degrees, workforce certificates, industry certifications, and other high-quality credentials. That’s why Lumina Foundation focuses on an ambitious goal for education attainment. We want to ensure that, by 2025, a system exists that is easy to navigate and has helped 60 percent of Americans earn credentials that prepare them for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.

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