What is a micro-credential?
A micro-credential is a certification that recognizes specific skills, learning outcomes or competencies that are valued by industry and employers. A skill is a specific learned activity, whereas a competency is a combination of knowledge, skills and behaviours, and includes not only “what you do”, but “how you do it”. NAIT issues one micro-credential, in the form of a digital badge, for each competency or learning outcome.
Benefits of micro-credentials
How are micro-credentials beneficial to the learner?
Personalized Upskilling: Choose micro-credentials that focus on specific skills or topics that match your career or areas of interest.
Recognize both soft and hard skills: Earn micro-credentials for job-specific skills or transferable skills that can be applied to many different jobs.
Shareable: Display your digital badge to your peers, professional network and potential employers.
How are micro-credentials beneficial to employers and organizations?
- Scalability: Micro-credentials allow all types and sizes of organizations to identify specific skills in both current and potential employees.
- Responding to emerging areas: Micro-credentials allow employers to resolve new and emerging skills gaps in their workforce in a quick and cost-effective manner.
- Competitive Advantage: Micro-credentials make your organization better at meeting changing market demands than your closest competitors.
Perceptions of micro-credentials by employers and employees
In collaboration with the Future Skills Centre, we researched and reported on the perceptions of micro-credentials among employers and employees. Learn what we found out, and how micro-credentials can help you!
Read the report