Closing the Skills Gap: The Value of Micro-Credentials to Canadian Employers Research Project

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Call for Participants

Are you interested in sharing your perspectives on micro-credentials? We are seeking Canadian employers to join a research project on “Closing the Skills Gap: The Value of Micro-Credentials to Canadian Employers.” To participate, you must work for an employer based in Canada and be responsible for hiring, promoting and/or managing employees.

This project is funded by the D2L Innovation Guild and aims to gain insight into Canadian employers' familiarity with micro-credentials, determine if micro-credentials are acceptable to employers as a signal of competence and accomplishment, and acquire perspectives that can inform a post-secondary strategy on micro-credentials.

You are invited to complete an online survey. The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will be invited to participate in a follow-up online interview, and if interested, you will be prompted to complete a separate contact form. Interview participants will be selected at random. Your participation in this project is completely voluntary and survey submissions are anonymous. Contact information collected for the purposes of scheduling an interview will not be linked to survey responses to ensure anonymity.

Please review the 'Research Information' and 'Consent to Participate' at the beginning of the survey. If you consent to participate, we ask you to complete the online survey by Monday, January 10, 2022. You can change your mind and withdraw from completing the survey at any point until the survey is submitted.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Micro-Credentials Project team.

This project has been reviewed by the Research Ethics Board for compliance with federal guidelines for research involving human participants (REB # 21-09-018).

Natalie Green | Principal Investigator
Associate Director, Distance and Continuing Education

Jennifer Grochocinski | Co-Investigator
Manager, Business Development and Continuing Education

Jingen Liang | Graduate Research Assistant

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