It wasn’t that long ago that a post-secondary degree was regarded as a golden ticket; the key that would unlock the door to endless career opportunities. (An argument made for generations by parents of high school students around the world—mine included.)
But we’re seeing a shift—especially in IT organizations.Skills > Degrees
In response to a tightening labor market and a shortage of skills, organizations are prioritizing skills over degrees. Many are even dropping formal degrees as a requirement altogether and are trying a new tactic: hiring based on skills and competencies, as opposed to academic qualifications.
Enter online education/non-degree programs (AKA alternative credentials, micro-credentials, micro-degrees, or micro-certifications).
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