Main Stage Panel: Credentials as Currency: The Future of Skills Liquidity

As the contemporary labor market shifts from an historic reliance on degrees and pedigree toward an emphasis on strengths and abilities, a new currency of digital credentials is emerging with the potential to measure and communicate the unique skills and competencies of job-seekers, creating skills liquidity in the employment market. Armed with more accurate, granular information about what job seekers know and can do, employers are able to shift toward a skills-based hiring paradigm, removing barriers to entry for many would-be employees who have the requisite skills to succeed, but may not have the degree or resume that would otherwise be required, and increasing access and equity for those underserved by the status quo.

Moderator: Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder + CEO, Credly

Panelists/Participants: Mark Wagner, Vice President of Learning, The Hartford, Chris Jones, Group Chief Executive, City & Guilds Group, Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education, Mary Hawkins, President, Bellevue University, Pamela Tate, President, CAEL