On June 26, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order to deemphasize the need for a college degree in order to gain employment in a federal position. What’s replacing the criteria of holding a degree? Skills that are relevant to the job in which a candidate is applying for.
If you’re thinking, “so what? Corporations have been doing this for a while,” you’d be absolutely right. Forward-thinking organizations like IBM, Apple, and Google have adopted a no-college-necessary approach to hiring. As for federal positions with the United States government, only when a position has a legal requirement to include a college degree will the job posting indicate that, marking a radical shift in the way skills and degrees are recognized and validated in the workplace.
Why does this matter? Because in order to get over 20 million Americans back to work, hiring managers must be able to quickly and securely validate skills. With Americans owing over $1.5 trillion dollars in student loans, and the uncertainty surrounding what on-campus learning will even look like in a few weeks, higher education is no longer the number one choice for graduating high school seniors. Getting qualified workers into necessary jobs requires skills validation through digital credentials.
Credly issues credentials every second of every business day in every country on earth. Our network of verified skills gives employers and hiring managers instant access to a digital register of one’s professional accomplishments. That secure validation of skills is how organizations will be able to get the right person in the right job as quickly as possible.
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