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Credentials with Your Morning Coffee: Tune into Workcred’s Expert Mini-Series!


Catch up on the latest workforce and credentialing matters, including highlights of certifications for careers in project management, medical laboratories, construction, supply chain management, IT, and more on RVN Television’s Morning Coffee broadcast, featuring expert insights and research findings from Workcred staff and special guests.

The latest video, “Certifications for Everyone,” featuring Workcred’s associate executive director Karen Elzey, emphasizes the benefits of pursuing a certification and details how certifications facilitate life-long learning. She also addresses the value of certifications in the labor market, why a person may benefit from receiving a certification if he/she already has an undergraduate degree, and how certifications can be used to help people upskill or reskill in the competitive job market.

Previous segments of the mini-series include videos on:

Building a Quality Workforce with Quality Credentialing

Workcred’s executive director, Dr. Roy Swift, and Lance Welter of Welter Associates, discuss how quality credentials play a role in developing a quality workforce.

Certification: Addressing a National Supply Chain Issue

Dr. Swift and Mark Imfeld from the Association for Supply Chain Management explain how the supply chain is affected by workforce issues and the importance of certifications for this system.

The Ins and Outs of Quality Crane Operation

Dr. Swift speaks with Graham Brent, CEO of the NCCCO Foundation, about the importance of certifications for crane operators and public safety, and how the foundation is addressing the skills gap in the construction industry.

Project Management Skills in Every Industry Sector

Workcred’s Karen Elzey and Sierra Hampton-Simmons, the director and portfolio leader for certification at the Project Management Institute, highlight how project management skills are used in every industry sector.

The Importance of Clinical Pathology

Patricia Tanabe, executive director of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC), joins Workcred’s Karen Elzey to share how the ASCP BOC certifies laboratory professionals to ensure the health and safety of clinical settings. Validated and safe testing is so vital today, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Ticket into Tech

Amy Kardel, vice president of strategic workforce relationships at CompTIA, along with Workcred's Karen Elzey, highlight how CompTIA's vendor-neutral certifications can open doors to information technology careers.

In addition to the first mini-series of videos highlighting certifications, other upcoming episodes will include trends in credentialing; the growth of micro-credentials and employer assessments; how to determine quality credentials; an HR perspective on how to demonstrate skills, and how to use online employment-oriented services such as Indeed and LinkedIn, among other social media platforms.

Access all current on-demand episodes and future sessions on Workcred’s Expert Series page.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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