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Credential Engine Project--Workforce Board Seeks Coordinator

 

The Workforce Board has received a $50,000 grant from Credential Engine to publish as many as 3,800 Washington credentials over the next year from the agency's nationally recognized Career Bridge website to Credential Engine, helping populate a national credential registry.

To do this, we are seeking an experienced education and/or workforce professional to serve as outreach coordinator who can encourage and support schools and colleges in uploading their education programs to Credential Engine.

 

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, July 29.

 

The selected contractor will help:

  • Shape training materials, including training modules.
  • Provide technical one-on-one assistance.
  • Promote the overall concept and value of posting credentials to a national registry.
  • Create and convene a Credential Advisory Committee that includes broad range of stakeholders.
  • Build a sustainable project with long-term buy-in from 350 schools.

Washington will be among the first states to populate a growing registry of degrees, certificates, licenses, apprenticeships, and other credentials, helping demystify the credential marketplace. Building long‐term buy-in among schools and colleges means this number is likely to grow in the coming years.

What is the credential registry?

The Credential Registry is a cloud-based library that collects, maintains, and connects information on all types of credentials, from diplomas to apprenticeships and from licenses to PhDs. The Registry, operated by Credential Engine, holds detailed information on all types of credentials in an easily-accessible format.

Career Bridge puts Washington in the lead

Helping Washingtonians understand the value of additional education is central to the Workforce Board's mission to help more residents achieve and sustain family-wage careers. One way the Board does this is through its nationally recognized Career Bridge website. The site features 6,500 education programs--from single-day training programs to one-year certificates, registered apprenticeships, associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees, and even some master's degrees.

This project will build on this substantial collection of credentials, by encouraging schools to also publish their information to the national registry. This will help build the national registry and provide schools with greater national exposure. This project will also leverage enhanced technology that allows for ready updates between the Career Bridge and Credential Engine sites.

Staff contact: Marina Parr, Communications Director, (360) 709-4607

Project Coordinator Sought--NEW!

The Workforce Board is seeking an experienced education and/or workforce professional to serve as outreach coordinator who can encourage and support schools and colleges as they publish their programs from Career Bridge to Credential Engine over the next year.

Request for Proposals details

View the RFP

Proposal due date: July 29, 2019

Proposals MUST be submitted through Washington's WEBS portal.

Vendors must have a WEBS account and a Washington State Vendor Number to apply.

 


 

 

 

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