Short Term Credentials: Dynamics, Returns, and Funding

September 16, 2022

California Competes Executive Director Dr. Su Jin Jez participated in the opening panel for Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s two-day hybrid event Short Term Credentials: Dynamics, Returns, and Funding. Discussions included the connection between higher education and the workforce, as well as some factors that have led to the growth of short-term certificates and other nondegree credentials. In addition, our experts explored enrollment patterns and returns on different types of credentials, including length and field of study, type of provider, and student background. Sources of funding and measures of accountability for these emergent programs were also reviewed, as well as the data we have and the data we may still need to answer these questions.

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