Qlarion Joins Open Pathways Alliance to Help States Create More Impactful Career Pathing Solutions

 

Qlarion Joins Open Pathways Alliance to Help States Create More Impactful Career Pathing Solutions

Qlarion Joins Open Pathways AllianceToday Qlarion is excited to announce that we’ve joined the Open Pathways Alliance. Created by PAIRIN, the alliance brings together noted nonprofits and social impact technology companies, including Credential Engine, and Skills Engine. The members have combined forces to help states implement emerging open standards that align education credentialing, skills and labor market data with career pathing solutions in a practical way.

With the unemployment rate currently at 6.7 percent, there is a critical need for innovation in workforce development. However, because the data relevant to workforce development is spread across a variety of organizations – state employment agencies, education institutions, nonprofit organizations – it’s difficult to create an accurate, holistic view of the labor market. Without accurate data, government agencies can’t create effective programs and tools for the public, and job seekers are unable to make informed decisions about education and career paths.

The Open Pathways Alliance will enable states, workforce and educational institutions to deploy standards-based career planning information and resources for students and job seekers and outline the education and skill-based qualifications they need to meet employer requirements. Empowering students and job seekers with this information will ensure the organizations they choose for training and certifications are well aligned with the requirements of employers.

To learn more about the Open Pathways Alliance, please visit www.openpathwaysalliance.org.