Marshall Skills Exchange
Microcredentials to Level Up Your Knowledge
Why Microcredentials?
In-Demand Knowledge

MSE provides market-driven and future-focused programs that are beneficial for society and the economy.

On-Demand Access

MSE participates in contemporary learning environments that offer a selection of options that are available in the classroom, at an employer’s site, or online, synchronous or asynchronous, with inter-disciplinary and experiential methods of learning.

Distinctive Achievement

MSE chooses signature programs where we will double down to set the standard and differentiate.

Microcredentials at Marshall

Microcredentials offer a targeted and focused approach to learning specific skills. They are designed to provide practical, in-demand skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace or specific professional contexts. This makes them highly relevant and valuable in today’s rapidly evolving job market, where employers often seek candidates with specific skills.

Microcredentials are typically shorter in duration compared to traditional degrees or certifications. They are designed to be flexible, allowing learners to acquire new skills at their own pace and fit their learning around their existing commitments, such as work or personal responsibilities. This flexibility makes microcredentials accessible to a wide range of learners, including working professionals and lifelong learners.

Microcredentials are non-credit course offerings that provide targeted training in a specific skill or topic. Unlike traditional online degree programs, microcredentials are designed to be completed in a matter of weeks or months, making them a more flexible and accessible option for learners who want to upskill or reskill quickly. Microcredentials focus on practical, job-relevant skills that are in high demand in today’s rapidly evolving job market. They are also typically more affordable than traditional degree programs, making them a cost-effective way to gain new skills and advance your career. If you’re looking to gain new skills or enhance your current ones, a microcredential may be the perfect option for you.

Microcredentials are typically developed in collaboration with industry experts, professional associations, or employers. They are designed to meet specific industry needs and address current or emerging skill gaps. As a result, microcredentials offer learners the opportunity to stay updated with the latest industry trends and technologies, making them more competitive in the job market.

Microcredentials provide a tangible recognition of learning and achievement. They often come with a digital badge or certificate that can be showcased on professional profiles, such as LinkedIn, or included in resumes. This allows learners to demonstrate their newly acquired skills and knowledge to employers, clients, or colleagues, enhancing their professional credibility and marketability.

How do I earn a Microcredential through the Marshall Skills Exchange?

Right Now at MSE
MSE offers a variety of courses in fields such as Advanced Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, Aviation, and more. As we grow, we will be adding more courses in Data and Cybersecurity, Health Sciences, and Advanced Energy.

The Marshall Skills Exchange works with External Partners to offer our microcredential courses. Follow the links below to see course offerings from each Affiliation.
Advanced Manufacturing Center
Advanced Manufacturing Center