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Digital Credentials and Today's Workforce

Pat Leonard, vice president, strategic partner and business development, Credly by Pearson

Pat Leonard is vice president, strategic partner and business development, at Credly by Pearson. Credly offers learners the opportunity to showcase their skills and learning outcomes, in a digital, verifiable format, in real time for employers to view. ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is available for earners to display via Credly. The evidence-based, portable credential is earned by completing three ACT WorkKeys assessments that verify problem-solving, critical thinking, and the use and understanding of workplace documents.

Last October, we talked with Pat at ACT’s Workforce Summit in New Orleans. While there, she was able to show attendees the digital ACT WorkKeys NCRC badge and for many, it was the first time seeing it in a digital format. With the workforce continuing to see rapid change, employers are looking for fast and easy ways to identify a skilled labor pool to fill open positions.

Listen in as Pat talks about the importance of:
  • Focusing on skills to build workforce resiliency and recovery.
  • Digital badging and/or micro-credentialing as a reliable and verifiable source for individual job seekers to showcase their skills to potential employers.
  • Securing data from measuring workforce skills to help learners achieve their goals.

Additional links:

Join us at the 2023 Workforce Summit. Click here to get notified when registration opens.

Watch the webinar recording for Turning Digital Badges Into Career Currency.

Listen to the Ready for Work podcast featuring Pat Leonard, vice president, Credly by Pearson.

Read our blog post on credit for prior learning and experiences.

Learn more about ACT WorkReady Communities.

Learn more about digital credentials.