J-WEL Webinar, "Competencies: The New Currency for the Digital Economy" with Katie Hall, Dec. 11, 2019 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar, "Competencies: The New Currency for the Digital Economy" with Katie Hall, Dec. 11, 2019

Katie Hall


Webinar: "Competencies: The New Currency for the Digital Economy"

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

10:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern US Time


Katie Hall, Director, The Competency Project


How to join the webinar

This webinar is free and open to the public, but a brief (<30 seconds) registration is required. Register before December 11th.


Learners don’t know what credentials are valuable. Employers don’t know what credentials mean someone can actually do and educators aren’t sure if or what credentials are leading to good jobs. And what happens for all the people who have no credentials of any kind? Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, job descriptions, and degrees are just proxies of what someone knows and can do. What really matters are the competencies underneath. A competency statement is a bundle of knowledge, skills, and context. At The Competency Project, we believe competencies are the new currency in the digital economy. In this new economy, all competencies matter, no matter where they were acquired and employers can hire people based on the specific things they can actually do. In this webinar, you will learn about the United States' first-ever competency framework and be introduced to the digital application and exchange where you can create and store competency profiles.

About the speaker
Katie is the Director of The Competency Project, a center at national nonprofit, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce. Her team is focused on competencies as the new unit of value for the future of work and what this means for credentialing, hiring and education. With grant funding, the CSW team has built an 8 level competency calibrator for the United States, which can translate, level and align any credential, job description or industry certification. The team has built an application prototype that allows users to build profiles and store them in a searchable profile exchange. Currently, the app is being beta tested by a range of stakeholders nationally and we invite you to reach out if you would like to use the tool at your organization! Katie is also an Executive MBA student at MIT Sloan working with MIT Open Learning and J-WEL on Future-Ready Skills. 


Date & Time: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:30