Assuring Quality

In Career-Building Education


Quality Assurance should be a foundation for
access and innovation. At WTEA we measure what matters for workforce success.

WTEA Accreditation

Excellence in career-building education.

WTEA accreditation standards are based on outcomes and results, not inputs, leaving programs free to innovate while ensuring the highest rigour in quality assurance.

Transparency

Programs must display all program requirements, policies, and required workforce outcomes prominently on the program or institution website.

Skills Assessment

Programs must use effective assessment techniques to ensure knowledge and skill acquisition is in line with advancement through the curriculum.

Employment
Outcomes

Programs must track and report graduate employment outcomes: in-field job placement rate, beginning salary, earnings at 1, 3, and 5 years, and program ROI.

Student Success Assessment

Programs must track and report student success outcomes: graduation rate, stop-out points, and loan repayment.

Governance

Programs must maintain state registration, good financial standing, and other governance procedures to ensure quality operations.
WTEA has not sought recognition for its accreditation from the US Department of Education. WTEA accreditation will not confer institutional eligibility for participation in Federal Student Aid Programs.

WTEA Accreditation will provide a quality signal to students, parents, employers, and stakeholders that your educational program prepares students for career success in their field.
we will invite our first member schools to participate in accreditation in 2022.
Contact Us To Learn More.

Standards Advisory Board

Annie Bowers,
Educational Policy Manager
Cicero Institute

Kimberly Eckert,
Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Reach University

Jeffrey Frey,
Vice President of Innovation
Talent Path

Celina Garza,
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness,
Texas State Technical College

Lauren Johnson
Home Builders Institute

Kristína Moss Gunnarsdottir,
Special Projects,
Jobs For the Future

R.C. Johnson,
Senior Director of Engineering
Indeed.com

Lesia Harhaj-Kudryk,
Director of Career Success
Fullstack Academy

Hosea Jones,
Business Development
Career Circle

Michael Kaiser-Nyman,
President
Epidcodus

Veronique St Germain,
Head of Talent
8VC

WTEA association members and accreditation partners are creating a dynamic education ecosystem with career pathways and education models as varied as our diverse learner population.

We are educators, employers, nonprofits, and community leaders, working together to create a system where all learners have access to career-building education and training opportunities that work for them.

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