Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath.

The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations. Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well.

According to the 2015 Membership Marketing Benchmark report, continuing education is the #2 reason why members join an education. But if continuing education is readily available elsewhere, why should members continue to join associations?

The answer relates to the value delivered through and approach. By providing competency-based learning and delivering this through an model, associations can address the skills-gap, while:

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