Non-degree Pathways: Verifying Skill Competency

America Succeeds Cofounder & President Tim Taylor, SkillsEngine Founder Michael Bettersworth, Woolf CEO and Founder Joshua Broggi, Future Forward + Harvard University CEO Dr. Angela Jackson, and The Job Newsletter Journalist Paul Fain at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit.

There are 11.4M open jobs in the US, and 80% of HR leaders say they can’t find candidates to fill their open positions. While employers want to embrace skills-based hiring, many want to understand what constitutes “high quality” in the plethora of non-degree paths. If not a degree, what quality signals will ensure that future employees are workforce ready? Conversely, over 50% of high school students are not considering the traditional degree route. How do they communicate competency to employers if they take another route? Join our panelists to hear what it would take to validate the mastery of skills acquired outside the traditional learning setting for employment and shift the narrative on what to look for when evaluating skills.