Micro-credentials comprise a broad category of college-accredited, short-duration training opportunities that are industry driven and focused on skill development.
Post-secondary institutions are moving towards micro-credentialing because they provide a rapid and effective respond to labour market supply and demand needs—especially those driven by current economic realities or uncertainties—while at the same time maintaining education standards: students must acquire and demonstrate the skill they are taught. Micro-credentials can also be stacked into new or existing credentials.
How industry collaboration drives micro-credential development at MITT
Micro-credentials provide greater opportunity for industry and post-secondary partnership, which is a hallmark of MITT’s approach to career-oriented learning.
Every one of our micro-credentials is subject to a robust and rigorous, industry-led quality assurance process, including assessment and endorsement by our Industry Advisory Council, which represents Manitoba’s diverse industry sectors.
Council membership includes:
- Jack Winram, Manitoba Environmental Industry Association
- Shannon Fontaine, Manitoba Tourism Education Council
- Carol Paul, Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- Andrea Aiello, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
- Adam Smoluk, Film Training Manitoba
- Louie Ghiz, New Media Manitoba
- Rick Reid, Supply Chain Canada, Manitoba
Why micro-credentials are a great option for a variety of learners
Micro-credentials are ideal for learners who:
- Lack the time for a traditional credential.
- Need flexible program options.
- Are building on an existing skill-set to further their career (this is especially true in the post-baccalaureate market).
- Already have skills they need validated by an external source.
- Are developing entry-level skills where they do not yet need broad knowledge/experience.
Learn more about micro-credentials at MITT
Contact Lifelong Learning at LifeLongLearning@mitt.ca to learn more about developing a micro-credential for your business or industry need, or our micro-credential training opportunities.
Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.