T3 Innovation Network
The T3 Innovation Network (T3 Network) is a public-private collective action initiative focused on promoting data interoperability across the talent marketplace in ways that promote equity and opportunity.
People often can’t communicate what they know and are able to do in ways that are meaningful to employers. Yet employers, trying to find the right talent to fit their needs, rely on a person’s ability to communicate the value of their skills and experience. Our talent marketplace is fragmented, preventing an individual’s record of learning from being transferable data. And any data that is collected is siloed. This is the data and technology challenge the T3 Innovation Network is working to solve to create more equitable and effective learning and career pathways for today’s learners and workers.
Launched in 2018, the T3 Innovation Network’s mission is to accelerate the digital transformation of a more diverse and equitable talent marketplace through data interoperability supported by collective action and shared governance. Composed of employers, K-12 and postsecondary institutions, business and education associations, public agencies, and the data standards organizations and technology partners that support them, the T3 Network has led the way in exploring how data standards and Web 3.0 technologies can transform the education and workforce ecosystem.
- 1,500+Individuals and Organizations
The T3 Network is ensuring that:
- 1All learning counts and is reflected as data in the form of Learning and Employment Records or LERs;
- 2Competencies and skills are exchanged like currency for equitable hiring; and
- 3Learners and workers are empowered and given agency over their data so that they can successfully pursue education and employment opportunities.
As a standards-based, use case driven, and vendor neutral network, the T3 Network has consistently demonstrated its unique ability to bring together disparate networks and organizations through collective action to close data gaps and advance the field in support of T3’s vision. You can join the T3 Innovation Network—for free—and learn more about current and past projects as well as access a complete library of resources and publications at the T3 Network Hub.
You can also watch the LER explainer video and visit the LER Resource Hub, a legacy website launched in 2019 to support the emerging LER ecosystem [contains information on comprehensive learner records (CLRs) and interoperable learning records (ILRs)].
Highlight: T3 Network Mid-Year Meeting
Why Modern Transcripts Don't Represent Students
At the Mid-Year Meeting, Getting Smart’s CEO Tom Vander Ark had a conversation with incoming Howard University freshman and former Arabia Mountain High School student Toni Dismuke about new ways of presenting all aspects of learning and experiences on LERs.
Shaping the Future of Work Through Continuous Learning Opportunities
Lydia Logan, Global Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at IBM, spoke to attendees during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s T3 Innovation Network Mid-Year Meeting about IBM’s dedication to the future of work along with the company’s implementation of digital badges and credentials on a global scale.
Skills-Based Hiring and Advancement
Employers are facing major challenges in closing their skills gaps, diversifying their workforces, and remaining agile in a rapidly changing global economy. As a result, many employers are pursuing skills-based hiring and advancement strategies. Learn about how the U.S. Chamber Foundation's T3 Innovation Network is providing a framework for matching employer needs with skills, and creating more opportunities for learners and workers.
A human-centric, principled approach to help assess the risks of large language models
As AI integrates the labor market, people want the business community, specifically business leaders, to shift to a skills-centered HR strategy that involves skills-based hiring, upskilling, and re-skilling.
Companies remain wary of investing in AI due to the high upfront costs. Matt Gee, CEO of BrightHive, will lead a panel discussion on AI that considers how data can help shape our economy and workforce during the T3 Innovation Network's Mid-Year Meeting.
Today, the Center for Education and Workforce’s T3 Innovation Network™ is launching a new resource hub to support the development of learning and employment records (LERs). LERs are digital records that will document learning wherever it occurs, including at the workplace, through an education program/experience, or through military training.