AB launches micro-credential pilot program

September 1, 2021
The Government of Alberta has announced that it is launching a micro-credential pilot program to reskill or upgrade skills for workers. AB will invest $5.6M into the program, which will focus on careers in priority sectors and high-demand or emerging industries, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, solar energy, animation, and data privacy and security. Athabasca University has received over $1M through the program to support the development of three online, on-demand micro-credentials. “We must do everything we can to ensure Albertans have access to a wide range of learning options that meet them where they are and lead to great careers when they graduate,” said Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides. AB | CBC | Calgary Herald | AU (AB)