- A collaboration between Credly and Cape Project Management (CAPe) offers job seekers and employees new digital credentials in agile project management, the companies announced. "Agile" has emerged as a popular project management method, particularly for software firms.
- The collaboration will allow learners to complete training online as well as share their credentials and verify their skill sets in a specific project management style. Once certified, learners will be able to share their credentials through personal and social networks and with potential employers.
- These newest credentialing opportunities are in what CAPe calls the "Agile space." The certifications include: "certified agile professional – scrum master," which recognizes “a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Scrum Master"; "agile professional – developer," which covers a complete understanding of the role of development team members working on agile projects; and project manager, which covers the most popular agile practices.
Credentialing for job seekers as well as employees is on the rise as employers look to increase the skill set of their workforce and candidates look to leverage their knowledge to find work. Agile has long been an industry standard in the manufacturing realm, but it is most often associated with software development now.
More businesses are seeing the value of credentials over other standards, like GPA, as a better arbiter of a candidate’s readiness to perform. While digital credentialing may have led the way in the industry, Credly has partnered with other nonprofits to boost access to even soft skills credentialing for candidates to showcase other types of knowledge to employers.
The rise of online learning platforms and almost unlimited access via any device has created new categories of learners. Workers and job seekers now have the chance to find learning opportunities in almost any field they choose. With nonprofits expanding workforce development programming and the administration promising to create millions of training opportunities, job seekers and workers are in a strong position to increase their skills and credentials.