Are Certificates Losing Value?

Certificates are the fasted-growing post-secondary credential, according to statistics between 1995 and 2014 from the Department of Education, with almost a million being granted each year.

But new insight from the research group Burning Glass Technologies has found that these credentials may not actually be what’s needed to fill workforce gaps. After reviewing 16 million job openings over the course of a year which don’t require professional licenses, only about 130,000 asked for a certificate, writes the Hechinger Report.

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