Designing XCredit: Validating + Credentialing Experience to Close the Skills Gap

Employers are hungry to find innovative ways to assess and acquire talent without needing everyone to have a traditional four-year degree. "XCredit", or Experience Credit, signals to employers the skills attained informally on the job or in life such as oral communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and other 21st century skills. With investment from Walmart, the Education Design Lab has been designing, testing and piloting two approaches to assessing and validating these skills. Join us for an employer-focused discussion on the future of skills validation through an emerging platform: XCredit.