Micro-Credentials and Skills: Towards A Paradigm Shift in Reskilling?


  • George Karachalios University of Peloponnese, The Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA), Greece
  • Nikos Papadakis The Centre for Political Research & Documentation (KEPET), Department of Political Science, University of Crete, The Centre of Training and LLL of the University of Crete (KEDIVIM), and The National Centre of Public Administration and Local Government (EKDDA)Greece




Skills, Labour Market, Micro-credentials, Reskilling, employability, Individual Learning Accounts


The paper deals with the role of Training and Reskilling, as part of active employment policy, specifically focusing on the dynamics of micro-credentials. It begins with a brief overview of the dominant trends in the Labour Market in order to proceed with the analysis of the role of Skills, within this (rapidly changing) context. Given the abovementioned, the paper focuses on the role of the micro-credentials in Reskilling, (flexibly) building individual skills-repertoire and feed-backing the existing accreditation-certification practices and patterns. It provides a critical overview of the state-of-play regarding the rising trend towards Micro-Credentials and their association with Skills, Training and Reskilling. 




How to Cite

Karachalios, G., & Papadakis, N. (2023). Micro-Credentials and Skills: Towards A Paradigm Shift in Reskilling?. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 10(5), 95–102. https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.105.14691