https://www.aei.org/wp-content/themes/aei/library/images/footer-logo.pngExcitement is growing about the potential for competency-based education (CBE) to become a transformative force in higher education. Yet while much of the attention paid to ever-expanding CBE efforts focuses on student and institutional priorities, little effort has been made to understand the perspectives and needs of the employers who must hire CBE credential-bearing graduates. For CBE to achieve its full potential as a disruptive force in higher education, employers must recognize the validity of specific competencies, assigning labor-market value to the discrete skill bundles required for a targeted job opportunity. Only then can the value proposition of competency-based education be complete.
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