Royal Roads University has introduced short, innovative programs to help professionals in the changing world.The new ‘micro-credential’ programs are typically six weeks and free, as they are funded by the B.C. government. The goal is to provide professionals with learning opportunities to support their career goals.
The micro-credential courses help equip participants with confidence and support for adapting to changing work environments. Some of the program topics include business administration essentials, workplace communication skills, supervisory skills, geoscience, and leading projects in a digital environment. “We know the world of work is changing, and COVID is accelerating that change in a lot of sectors,” stated RRU continuing studies associate vice-president Zoe MacLeod. “Micro-credentials are emerging as a way of helping people transform their professional skills immediately, while providing the option to connect their learning directly toward a certificate, diploma or degree in the future.”