Creating a competency marketplace

Joanne Jacobs:

The competency marketplace — a digital hub for job seekers, employers and postsecondary skills providers — is taking a step toward reality, writes Paul on The Job.

The idea is the brainchild of author and investor Ryan Craig, writes Fain. It would “allow learners to see the skills or competencies they need to land posted jobs, with the site then offering applicable online courses and programs from featured colleges and other providers. Employers could recruit completers directly from the hub.”

Among those working on the idea are LinkedIn, the  Markle Foundation’s Skillful and Unmudl, writes Fain.

Unmudl features non-degree online and hybrid courses from seven partner community colleges, explains Julian Alssid of, a public benefit corporation that created the course marketplace.