Credential Transparency: A Key Ingredient in Effective State Workforce Development Strategies

September 22, 2021
Register by September 22, 2021

Webinar Details

NASWA and Credential Engine will host a webinar focused on "Credential Transparency: A Key Ingredient in Effective State Workforce Development Strategies” on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET).


Today there are almost one million unique credentials – i.e. degrees, certificates, licenses, badges, certifications, and apprenticeships – offered within the U.S. alone. Yet both stakeholders (including jobseekers, students, workers, employers, etc.) and the public workforce-development system – whose mission is to facilitate labor exchange, training and career pathways - have not had access to comprehensive, comparable, open, transparent, and current information about those credentials, their providers, the competencies included in them, and their value in the labor market.

Such information will empower our workforce development system with a clearer understanding on which credentials are part of effective and equitable pathways, are stackable and portable, and lead to better employment outcomes. It would also offer administrators a consistent window into the effectiveness of programs and providers on Eligible Training Provider Lists (ETPL). In turn, this would lead to better allocation of existing resources, bring valuable information to customers, and incentivize providers to align with demand. Finally, use of such information would offer consistent accountable information and a credible framework in securing additional program funding.

Join NASWA’s fireside chat to learn about how and why these two states – of Credential Engine's 25 current state partners -- are working with Credential Engine to advance credential transparency - an initiative that has created a common language that describes, compares, and hosts essential information about available credentials, to move toward such goals.


Introduction – Scott B. Sanders, NASWA President and CEO

Moderator – Scott Cheney, CEO, Credential Engine

Presenters –

  • Robert Asaro-Angelo, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Elizabeth Meguschar, Associate Chief of Workforce, Employment and Training, Indiana Department of Workforce Development


  • State Administrators & Deputy Administrators/Operations Directors
  • Employment and Training Directors and Deputy Directors
  • Labor Market Information Directors and Deputy Directors


Please contact naswa@naswa.org