Guild and C-BEN release resource on agile work-learn model

The future we’ve all been talking about — waves of automation, massive employment churn, dire need for upskilling and reskilling — is here. But we’ve yet to build a next generation education model that’s up to the challenge of serving today’s working learners and closing the gap between education and career. To gear up, we need a better way to define, measure, and talk about learning, and competencies give us that language.

Released in 2021, Gearing Up: How Competencies Enable the Agile Work-Learn Model, authored by C-BEN’s President Charla Long and Advisory Board Member Lisa McIntyre-Hite illustrates how competencies are essential to enabling the agile work-learn model that learners and our country need to thrive.

About the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)

The Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) is revolutionizing how we design, experience, and measure learning throughout a lifetime. We believe learning should be measured by what you can do — the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that lay the foundation for your success — and for more than 10 years we have been guiding our expansive network of education leaders, employers, policymakers, and changemakers towards quality competency-based models and practices. C-BEN is a U.S.-based non-profit organization. For more information, visit

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C-BEN and Credential Engine Announce Partnership

We are excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership between the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) and Credential Engine, supported by a generous grant from Walmart. This strategic collaboration aims to enhance the visibility and utility of skills-based ecosystems by integrating competency data from education and training providers, agencies and employers, and states using the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL). This effort positions CTDL as the preferred linked open data language for competency and skills data, benefiting

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CompetencyXChange, launched by C-BEN in 2022, is an initiative to empower the CBE community to create a common agenda for how to systemically make competency the currency of learning. C-BEN and partners released Scaling Competencies as the Currency of Learning and Equitable Opportunity: An Action Agenda for Accelerating the Adoption of Competency-Based Learning. Since then, three workgroups have focused on paving the way through research, policy, quality assurance and three workgroups have focused on this

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