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National Organization for Career Credentialing is a 501(c)(3)
organization whose mission is to inform and educate individuals
and organizations interested in skills and career credentialing
as a way of improving the lives of individuals and benefitting
the Skills Crisis And Workforce
Challenges of the New World Economy
The skills crisis, especially in STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) fields threatens our economy
and standard of living.
There is a sense of urgency that we must do something
quickly to address the skills shortage in our current
and emerging workforce if we are to remain successful
in the global economy.
There is an urgent need to create awareness of the skills
crisis, to engage students more in the learning process,and
employers in the P-20 educational system.
many students do not see the relevance of academics to their
future career choices. Applied, project-based learning and
hands-on activities have been shown to make classroom curricula
relevant, engaging, and meaningful to students.
the last fifteen years, the skilled trades and apprenticeship
programs have been largely eclipsed by the push for college
education while the current skilled workforce has reached
retirement age. Now this trend must be reversed to meet a
serious workforce shortage.
thousands of dollars are spent annually by employers,
governors, state agencies, and educators to develop and implement
skills training and credentialing programs to certify
both the technical and employability skills of incumbent
and potential employees.
There is often confusion as to exactly what skills are needed
for specific careers, where to get those skills, and what
career credentialing programs are available or might be
the effects of globalization are felt in every facet of our
economy, employers and career seekers are sometimes confused
by the number and variety of training and certification programs
National Organization for Career Credentialing (NOCC) supports
connectivity between education, economic, and workforce development
through the use of innovative approaches to education and skills
training, with a strong emphasis on career credentialing.
is achieved through:
- Grants assistance, marketing, and partnering in innovative projects
networking of professionals
- Information sharing
- Presentations and group facilitation
NOCC also supports the work of the states and organizations
that comprise the Career
Readiness Certificate Consortium through:
Web site hosting and maintenance (www.crcconsortium.org)
Assisting new and interested members
Click here to see the number of Career Readiness Certificates issued by state.
NOCC is supported by public donations.
Barbara Bolin, Ph.D.