Currently, credentials offer little precision. An employer will see where you studied, the grade you received, and the courses you took.
However, the credential confuses coverage with competency.
Just because you studied a biology course that covered the topic of genetics, doesn’t mean that you understand and have competency in genetics. Just because you took a course that covered macro economics, doesn’t mean that you understand and have competency macro economics.
Maybe you did well enough in the rest of the course to pass without gaining a skill covered in the course. Sound familiar? 🙋♂️
The Learner Employment Record - or LER - is the antidote to this challenge.
The LER offers precision to the credential. Learners can credential specific skills, regardless of where those skills came from. Whether they learned about genetics from a class, the Discovery channel, or a conversation with a friend, they can validate their knowledge, add the skill to their LER, and share that personal portfolio with employers.
By combining these skills into a single machine-readable record that can be understood across geographies and industries, learners unlock opportunities such as jobs, school acceptance, or access to events.