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Leveraging Micro-Credentials to Strengthen Equitable Career Pathways in Rural Communities

November 02, 2021 Digital Promise, Adult Learning
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Leveraging Micro-Credentials to Strengthen Equitable Career Pathways in Rural Communities
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Digital Promise, Adult Learning.
The edLeader Panel recording can be accessed here.

Can micro-credentials be used to create new pathways to social mobility for rural learners who are impacted by poverty, particularly for Black, Latino, and Indigenous people? Digital Promise joins learners and leaders from the University of Maine System’s All Learning Counts Initiative and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative to highlight preliminary findings from our ongoing research on the use of micro-credentials in rural postsecondary institutions. The conversation focuses on career pathways in K-12 education and information technology. Listeners hear directly from rural postsecondary leaders and learners to understand how they are:

  • Using micro-credentials for affordable, flexible, and meaningful skill development that leads to better opportunities and higher wages
  • Increasing efforts to prioritize social mobility for poverty-impacted communities
  • Developing educator-industry partnerships to promote sustainable career pathways


This edWeb podcast is intended for K-12 educators and school and district leaders, adult education and career service providers, higher education institutions, employers, and community leaders interested in leveraging micro-credentials to create real-time pathways toward social mobility for people in rural communities. 

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