Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

Project Profile

Counting the Prevalence of Post-secondary Certifications and Licenses 2018-2020

Lumina Foundation
Start Date: Nov 2018 — End Date: Dec 2020

CREC, working collaboration with the Labor Market Information Institute, seeks to provide information to students, parents, faculty, individual workers, business leaders, policymakers, and members of the public about the relative value of different kinds of non-degree credentials.  CREC aims to help individuals choose to pursue post-secondary credentialing options by sharing objective information about the economic benefits associated with attaining a post-secondary credential.  Furthermore, CREC seeks to provide this information at a state level so that data users can better understand how credentials impact labor market outcomes in their own state.

Research & Planning

About the Client

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.