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Wiley and Credly Announce Partnership to Strengthen Education-to-Employment Pipeline with Digital Credentials

Wiley to integrate Credly digital credentials into learning and talent development solutions

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New York, NY - Credly today announced a partnership with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWA and JWB) to validate skills, competencies, and achievements of students and professionals across Wiley’s learning and talent development businesses.

Credly is a leading digital credential service provider. Digital credentials are verified, secure, portable and data-rich representations of demonstrated skills and earned certifications. The new collaboration combines Wiley’s unique positioning at the intersection of education institutions, employers, governments, associations and learned societies, with Credly’s enterprise-class platform to support meaningful credentialing at scale. The partnership further enables Wiley’s ongoing efforts identifying talent deficits among those seeking employment, addressing skills gaps in the workforce, and facilitating access to actionable information in both academic and professional settings.

“In a new global learning and talent marketplace that values competencies, knowledge and skills, digital credentials will be the currency of choice,” said Jeffrey Sugerman, Executive Vice President of Wiley. Sugerman continued: “Our partnership with Credly puts validated and portable evidence of achievement to work across the education and workforce learning lifecycle we serve, empowering people and organizations to connect talent to opportunity. We’re delighted to be working with Credly, which is fast emerging as the industry standard digital credential service provider.”

Jonathan Finkelstein, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Credly explained, “Digital credentials empower people to transition more effectively between learning and work environments and to progress throughout a professional career. Similarly, they help employers discover and promote employees who more accurately match their human capital needs. Wiley is a trusted partner to organizations in higher education, career-readiness, recruiting, hiring, employer-based talent development, and to associations and societies, and we are pleased they have looked to Credly to provide the benefits of digital credentials across this continuum.”


About Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. The Research segment provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, and books. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test-prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content. www.wiley.com

About Credly
Credly is a leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital credentials and badges. The enterprise-class system allows organizations to officially verify skills and competencies; distribute portable and secure digital credentials and open badges; and gain actionable data and insights. Thousands of education institutions, industry associations, employers and workforce development programs use Credly to make achievements visible. www.credly.com


Posted on Apr 12, 2016