Wellspring, a multi-phase project sponsored and led by IMS Global Learning Consortium, is focused on advancing the education-to-employment digital ecosystem by improving the information flow between candidates’ competency-based learner records and employers’ skills-based talent systems through the use of open technology standards.
The outcomes of the technology system connections will allow for 1) individuals to find jobs aligned to expertise and skills and 2) employers to better identify aligned talent for high need job roles through these direct outcomes:
- Educational organizations document academic credentials that align with targeted job positions and follow open standards for data interoperability
- Employers search and find the best candidates based on verifiable digital credentials
- Learners use verifiable credentials to apply and qualify for jobs in employers’ applicant tracking systems