Co-Lin receives grant from SACSCOC/Lumina Foundation

Co-Lin was recently selected to receive a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and Lumina Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to advance the college’s work to recognize non-traditional educational experiences as building blocks towards traditional post-secondary degrees and other credentials.

In 2015, Lumina Foundation and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) joined forces to establish the Connecting Credentials initiative and call for a national dialogue on how to build a well-functioning and sustainable credentialing system. Connecting Credentials has become a collaborative effort of more than 120 national organizations and more than 3,000 stakeholders to make credentials easier to understand, use, and interconnect.

Representatives from Co-Lin recently participated in a conference in Atlanta, Georgia which highlighted the most widely recognized bridge/pathway programs and provided participants with the necessary tools and resources to implement such programs in their communities.