NEW YORK (March 4, 2019) – As part of its effort to keep college students engaged in their courses and help them garner the skills they need to successfully enter the workforce, McGraw-Hill announced the launch of a new micro-credentialing program for Microsoft® Office applications.
McGraw-Hill is working with Accredible, a company that produces digital certificates and badges for leading higher education institutions, to enable no-cost credentialing through the McGraw-Hill SIMnet® platform. SIMnet is the premier solution for online Microsoft Office training and assessment within higher education.
For more information about SIMnet, visit: https://www.mheducation.com/highered/simnet.html
“We are thrilled to further expand our commitment to help more students succeed and to prepare them for the workforce,” said Scott Virkler, Chief Product and Operating Officer for McGraw-Hill’s higher education group. “Micro-credentialing creates a common currency for recognizing critical skills that employers and students both understand and value. These badges and certificates are great motivational tools to keep students engaged and progressing through course material. And, for those already in the workforce, micro-credentialing provides an opportunity for employees to develop new and different skills over the course of their careers.”
Aligned with industry standards, McGraw-Hill color-coded belts are awarded to students for mastery of Microsoft Office skills, which are top computer and information skills needed in the workforce today. Students can then post these digital certificates of achievement through social media and add them to their resumes to showcase their accomplishments and reach the employers who have available positions.