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Micro-credentials being studied at Montana-Western

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Posted at 9:25 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 11:48:23-05

DILLON, MT — How do you show a perspective employer what you can do or show examples of work you’ve done? Those are very difficult if not impossible with a traditional resume. However, work on-going at Montana Western in Dillon is making all of that possible. It’s called micro-credentials and Montana Western recently received a National Science Foundation grant to study micro-credentials. Justin Mason tells Montana This Morning’s Chet Layman that you can think of micro-credentials like high-tech certificates. They can be used to show projects completed, demonstrations of work skills, or even endorsements from teachers. These micro-credentials would be able to be shared on-line and are completely verifiable. Mason says these micro-credentials would then be able to be added to, making for a more complete credentialing possibility. Montana’s Western’s work is Phase-1 of the micro-credential study. Mason says the Dillon school is trying to receive Phase-2 funding to begin implementing some of these micro-credential ideas in to the work place.