Canadians become more interested in micro-credentials as they consider priorities: Editorial

A recent survey by Athabasca University has found that Canadians are becoming more interested in micro-credentials, with 61% of people aged 18-54 saying they want to pursue them post-pandemic. Respondents also said that they wanted their employers to provide them with more training and on-the-job learning post-pandemic. To meet this need, some employers have implemented micro-credentials into their existing training or have told employees to use their professional development funding to pursue micro-credentials that are relevant to their positions. “For learners who lead busy lives, micro-credentials have emerged as a quick and bite-sized way for them to continue their education without compromising their other priorities,” said AU’s interim director of PowerED Kristin Mulligan. AU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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