BBC Worklife: Could micro-credentials compete with traditional degrees?
By Anisa Purbasari Horton
17th February 2020
The skills gap means companies are increasingly considering candidates from non-traditional paths. Could targeted, bite-sized chunks of education help you get a job?
…(A)s the cost of a university education continues to balloon, many wonder whether the return on the investment is worth it and if there might be alternative paths to job success.
Enter micro-credentials. While higher education and human resources experts all have slightly different interpretations of what they are, many agree that the concept has emerged in response to the skills gap caused by new technologies.