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Micro-credentials That Mean Something

Micro-credentials certify an individual’s ongoing achievements in an ever-changing world. They allow skills and competencies to be learned in a flexible, fast and affordable way. Micro-credentials are designed to help organizations recognize and integrate critical skill-sets into their workforce while supporting the pursuit of individual career goals in a stackable, portable and customizable way.

Focused on Competencies: Focused, flexible and rapid learning targeted to the specific needs of your current or next job.

Assessment-based: Assessment provides real-world evidence to demonstrate you have the skills employers want or need.

Endorsed by Business or Industry: A Humber network of employers and partners identify in-demand skills and validate the learning approach.

*Humber micro-credentials are aligned with eCampusOntario Micro-credential Principles and Framework.

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3 Ways You Can Earn a Micro-credential at Humber

WITHIN AN EXISTING CREDENTIAL

You can obtain certain micro-credentials while you are on your way to earning a higher credential. Specific courses within a credential can earn learners a micro-credential showing the specialized skills and knowledge they have already achieved. This is a great way to show employers or potential employers what new skills you can bring to your career. Typically you will require 3 - 4 stackable courses within a program area to earn a micro-credential.

THROUGH A SHORT COURSE

You can also earn a micro-credential through a single-focused short course. These short courses have been built to provide the learner with knowledge and skills that focus on specific industry work-based needs. Upon successfully completing the final assessment, learners will have a new skill to add to their resume or toward advancement in their career. Short course micro-credentials are a great way to build in-demand skills quickly and efficiently.

BY PRIOR LIFE OR WORK EXPERIENCE

You can also achieve a micro-credential through an assessment of knowledge and skills from outside of the traditional classroom. Life or work experience can prove to be of equivalent value to specific course knowledge and skills. Participants can register for and successfully complete a competency-based assessment of previous learning to earn their micro-credential.

Where Greater Choice Means Greater Opportunities

Whether you’re looking to acquire rapid skills or establish the foundations for a new career, our expanding range of online and in-person courses will meet your career goals.

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We Also Offer Micro-credentials for Businesses

Humber Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) provides comprehensive learning that is future-focused and results-driven. Empower your workforce to meet your strategic goals, our industry experts are ready to support you.

Plan for Success with Corporate Training Solutions

Humber Corporate Training Solutions works with you to create customized Micro-credentials that meet your unique business needs. 

Empower your workforce by giving them to opportunity to level up and have impact on a higher level through learning in-demand skills.

Save time by implementing industry specific skills and knowledge efficiently through Humber's broad range of services and industry experts.

Find Out if You Qualify for OSAP

Learners enrolled in an Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) approved micro-credential program can apply for financial assistance through OSAP for Micro-credentials. Eligible students must apply for funding for each course separately by following the step-by-step application process. Applications for OSAP for Micro-credential assistance cannot overlap with another micro-credential study period (funding for multiple courses cannot be applied for concurrently).

Applying for OSAP Funding for Humber Micro-credential Courses

  1. Confirm that the Humber micro-credential course you want to take is OSAP-approved.
  2. Log in to your OSAP account. If this is your first time applying for OSAP, you may need to create an account.
  3. Select and complete the micro-credential OSAP application. You can only be funded for one course at a time through OSAP.
  4. The deadline to apply for OSAP is the last day of your micro-credential course.
  5. Scan, upload, and submit all required supporting documentation to your OSAP application.
  6. Enrol in and pay for the micro-credential course you wish to take (if you have not already done so). Please note that funding is sent directly to the learner by the National Student Loans Centre for Micro-Credentials. Payment for the course must be made at the time of registration.
  7. Once the course has started, we will confirm your enrolment and OSAP funds will be released to your bank account.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for funding through the OSAP for Micro-credentials program, you must meet the criteria below as well as certain residency and income requirements specified on the OSAP website:

  • Registered in an OSAP-approved micro-credential
  • Must be a resident of Ontario as defined by OSAP program.
  • Previous OSAP loans must be in good standing (i.e. you have not defaulted on a student loan and/or you are not restricted from participating in financial aid programs).

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact at finaid@humber.ca or call 416-675-3111 option 4. (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm excluding holidays).

If you have questions about repayment, please contact the National Student Loans Service Centre for OSAP Micro-credentials program at 1-888-869-2896.