Each MajorClarity Micro-credential course is built in collaboration with an industry partner or professional organization to ensure content is relevant and aligned with modern standards.
And because they've been designed with some of the biggest names in their industry, micro-credential certifications carry the added weight of name recognition for students applying to postsecondary opportunities.
Only 63% of students graduate from a 4-year college within 6 years—and 43% of those graduates still end up underemployed.*
For most students, college is no longer an affordable option for defining their career pathway. Micro-credentials lower the stakes, allowing students a shorter, free window to experience the academic demands for their chosen career path.
*Sources: NCES & Forbes
Demand for work-based learning opportunities is on the rise—and for students, securing one is more competitive than ever. While districts work with employers to increase the supply of WBL opportunities, Micro-credentials can provide students access to careers not readily available in their area.
For younger students, courses like the General Employability & Soft Skills Micro-credential provide a foundation and pre-qualification step for students before they even start their internships.
Giving students opportunities to experience careers before they graduate is one of the best ways to take risk out of postsecondary decision-making—and build important soft skills. But local opportunities and other logistics often make it hard to meet student demand.
Explore 5 creative models for giving students opportunities to experience their career interests and build partnerships with local workforce providers.
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