Portage College is rolling out micro-credentials on its list of course offerings.
These short-term, competency-based programs are additional, complementary or even alternate components to a formal qualification and are rising in popularity.
Governments in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario are focusing on the potential that micro-credentials offer students and employers. In conjunction with Industry, Portage College has been developing their micro-credential alternates to ensure students have the skills they need to be successful.
College officials point out micro-credentials have increased in relevance as individuals are looking to upskill or re-train in a shorter time frame.
The following programs will be offered going into the Fall:
-Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Builder – September 2021 start
-Permaculture – September 2021 start
-Foundational Learning Instructor Program – October 2021 start.
More information can be found on the Portage College website.