Microcredentials are an agile, stackable upskilling offering at BCIT

As industries grow and adapt to both technological and social transformations in Canadian society, polytechnics work to ensure their program offerings keep pace with a dynamic labour market. One way they do this is by involving industry experts in curriculum design, ensuring programs meet the needs of an evolving workforce.  With increasing demand for mid-career upskilling, BCIT has recently launched three industry-relevant microcredentials: mass timber construction, natural resource protection, and digital transformation.

Polytechnics Canada sat down with Dr. Tom Roemer, Vice President, Academic, BCIT, to discuss the new approach, which included:

  • How do microcredentials differ from traditional courses in the same areas of study;
  • What learners can expect when they complete a course;
  • What a microcredential certification entails and how it might lead to or support further training;
  • The response from learners and employers;
  • and the future of microcredentials at BCIT.

Read the full article via Polytechnics Canada, published on August 24, 2021.

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