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Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program

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Despite their often limited budgets, the innovative nature and adaptability of community colleges makes them well-positioned to meet the training needs for aspiring tech professionals. Many tech firms are even going directly to professionals with their own certificates and credentials—such as IBM’s digital badge program , Hubspot’s certifications , and long-running programs like Microsoft’s IT certifications.

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Via The New York Times : “ Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students.” “ Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction,” according to MIndwire Consulting’s Michael Feldstein. That’s despite privacy concerns about the company. Education Politics.

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“In a sweeping move, the for-profit school chain has been told to lock its doors after parliament demanded it halt operations in response to its failure to meet educational and infrastructure standards.” ” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. Via the Coursera blog : “Coming soon to all courses: Flexible session-based schedules.” Education Politics.

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