About the Partnership

Credentials Matter is a partnership between ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies. This project combines ExcelinEd’s policy expertise in college and career pathways with Burning Glass’s cutting-edge labor market analytics to provide new insights into the alignment between the credentials students earn and the demand for those credentials in the workforce.

This project illustrates the credentials available and highlights the outcomes of credential attainment to inform key policy decisions about which pathways and associated credentials lead to middle- and high-wage employment opportunities and continued career advancement for students.

Launched by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2008, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) supports state leaders in transforming education to unlock lifelong opportunity and success for each and every child. From policy development to implementation, ExcelinEd brings deep expertise and experience to customize education solutions for each state’s unique needs. Focused on educational quality, innovation and opportunity, ExcelinEd’s agenda is increasing student learning, advancing equity and readying graduates for college and career.

Learn more at ExcelinEd.org

Burning Glass Technologies delivers job market analytics that empower employers, workers and educators to make data-driven decisions. The company’s artificial intelligence technology analyzes hundreds of millions of job postings and real-life career transitions to provide insight into workforce demand patterns. This real-time strategic intelligence offers crucial insights, such as which jobs are most in demand, the specific skills employers need and the career directions that offer the highest potential for workers.

For more information, visit burning-glass.com

Credentials Matter was made possible by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.