The 2018 inaugural Credential Summit, held this past September, developed from conversations between NOCTI, Nocti Business Solutions, ACTE, and their partners regarding ways to identify and utilize credentials. In general, there is a lack of understanding and awareness of credentials across secondary and post-secondary education, business, the military, and industry associations. Learning, interacting, and collaborating are essential and a Summit seemed like an appropriate platform to bring stakeholders together for thoughtful and engaging conversation.
The 2018 Summit was a huge success and left attendees asking for more! Feedback from participants indicated a need for more engagement with industry, precise definitions of credentials, ways to embed credentials into education and training programs, and methods for identifying signals from the field. The 2019 Summit will pick up where 2018 left off! Panels of industry experts and educators from around the country will expand on the topics of identifying the value of credentials and building connections. Save the date for the 2019 Credential Summit and watch for more details to come!