Certificates in Oregon: A Model for Workers to Jump-Stop or Reboot Careers
Carnevale, Anthony P.
Fasules, Megan L.
Across the country, individuals are turning to post-secondary certificates as an accessible, low-cost route to economic opportunity. Certificates, which typically recognize completion of a program of study between high school and the associate’s degree, are expanding rapidly, especially at public colleges. This growth has sparked interest from advocates who view certificate programs as a promising way to increase post-secondary access and attainment. But it has also drawn intense scrutiny from policymakers who want to understand the value of certificates for people seeking to enter the labor market.
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