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The Archive contains historical documents that includes languishing or disappearing websites (project-based, many funded by foundations) that may be of interest to stakeholders, especially for research.
- WEBSITE: Learn-and-Work Ecosystem Guide from Lumina Foundation website. Contains descriptions of Key Initiatives (36), by stage of progress, timeline, and relation to other related work. Last updated January 15, 2020. Initiatives are categorized into 6 areas: (1) Build Credential Transparency Infrastructure; (2) Accelerate Ecosystem Developments through Alignment/Alliances; (3) Create and Implement Technology/Data/Standards to Drive and Connect Systems; (4) Advance Understanding of Credentials of Value (COVs); (5) Advance Navigation Tools, Verifications, Quality Assurance; (6) Expand Messaging Around Credential Transparency
- WEBSITE: Connecting Credentials from the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. Last updated in 2018. Between 2016-2018, CSW led the Connecting Credentials Campaign to improve connectivity, transparency and equity in credentialing. The website developed to support the campaign assembled a number of useful resources in 5 key areas: Learner Mobility, Common Language, Employer Leadership. Data and Technology, and Trust and Quality Assurance. The initiative developed a 7-point Connecting Credentials Action Plan that identifies 25 specific actions to be undertaken, and more than 100 ways those actions can be accomplished. Five individual work group reports and a glossary of key credentialing definitions developed by the Common Language group, are available at the website: Common Language Work Group Report; Glossary of Credentialing Terms; Data-Technology Work Group Report; Quality Assurance Work Group Report; Employer Engagement Work Group Report; and Pathways for Equity Work Group Report.
- DATABASE: Alliances, Networks, Partnerships & Intermediaries from Brighthive. Draft database from summer 2021 was developed to support a cross-stakeholder effort to begin mapping the learn-and-work ecosystem, resulting in a crowdsourced initial list of alliances, networks, individuals, and organizations contributing to the ecosystem.
- RESEARCH REPORT: Working Draft: February 16, 2022. Developing A Digital Learn-And-Work Ecosystem Library: Laying The Groundwork For The Library Ontology. Dr. Holly Zanville, Research Professor and Co-Director of Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy, George Washington University; and Marina Cemaj Hochstein, Graduate Research Assistant, Program of Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy, George Washington University.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) working to build fairer learn-and-work ecosystem through DEI approaches
Employers CEOs, HR & frontline managers focused on hiring/training for skills & competencies, job registries/platforms, common job descriptors, diverse workforce, partnerships with credential providers, work/learn programs
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International developments outside the United States in policy, research, cross-national collaborations, technology
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Learning Verification & Transcripting verifying skills/competencies from classroom & non-classroom learning; building digital records & data tech standards to exchange learning throughout ecosystem
Military military recording/verifications of learning & work, crosswalks to civilian systems, career navigation services, transition centers
Policymakers federal, state, employer, union, accreditation, education institutions, & community-based entities whose rules, regulations & accountability requirements guide learn/work ecosystem
Prison education federal & state prisons, jails & juvenile detention centers that offer inmates educational & work programs
Student Services business services, financial services, health services, academic advising & tutoring, counseling, inclusion & community, campus safety, alumni programs, on-campus housing, veteran services
Third-Party Providers corporate credentialers, nonprofit & for-profit learning companies & alliances
Universities four-year college & university developments such as program innovations &improvements, serving diverse populations, research, outcomes, alliances/partnerships