Five Things Policymakers Should Know About Short-Term Credentials
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Five Things Policymakers Should Know About Short-Term Credentials

Students Hold High Hopes That a Short-Term Credential Will Allow Them to Enter a New Field

Posted: Feb. 22, 2021
Author(s): Monique O. Ositelu
Organization(s): New America

 New America came out with a brief this week that uses data from the Adult Training and Education Survey, combined with insights from a series of focus groups, which suggest that many short-term programs fall short of their promises, with many graduates left unemployed or facing very poor earnings. Post-completion earnings are especially low for people of color and women.

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