Micro-credentials are quickly gaining interest. They are seen as instrumental in supporting upskilling and reskilling in response to the rapid transformation in labor markets. Emerging jobs will require new skills, and for such a transition people will need to keep up-to-date and make their learning more adapted to individual needs. Small micro-credentials can be part of the solution.
ETF is launching its first survey on Micro-credentials to collect information on the emerging topic. This survey is indeed designed with the aim to collect information on current understanding, acceptance and the use of micro-credentials by different types of stakeholders (learners, education and training providers, professional associations, civil society organizations, social partners and other business membership organizations), and their recognition by authorities and employers.
All the three versions of the survey on micro-credentials are now available. Here are the links.
The European Training Foundation (ETF) is the EU agency supporting countries surrounding the European Union to reform their education, training and labor market systems.
The purpose of the cooperation UNIMED – ETF is to strengthen institutional capacities in delivering quality education and training in the Mediterranean region, enhancing information and knowledge exchanges on themes linked to entrepreneurship and employability, entrepreneurial learning, career guidance, vocational training, promoting policy dialogue and mutual exchanges between schools and academia and other stakeholders, including enterprises, labor market stakeholders and national, regional and international labor authorities, in order to contribute to improve social cohesion and achieve more sustainable economic growth through the reform of education, training, and labor market systems. The cooperation also includes synergies and activities within the framework of the UNIMED Subnetwork on Employability.