Dear partners and innovators,
Learning and Employment Records (LERs) – digital records of an individual’s learning and work – have the potential to create more equitable access to employment and education opportunities by equipping individuals with verifiable and shareable data about their skills, achievements, experiences, and credentials. As states, postsecondary institutions, and employers explore piloting LERs, it's important pilots are designed with equitable outcomes for learners as an explicit goal ... and that they use linked, open data to support interoperability within a skills-based talent ecosystem.
The Lab and Credential Engine (CE) have teamed up to offer services to help stakeholders prepare for LER pilots. Together, the Lab and CE bring a blend of human-centered design tools and processes, best practices in data transparency, and technical knowledge that will position emerging LER pilots for success.