Clearinghouse Partners with OneTen
Expands Sustainable Career Development Opportunities for Black Talent Without College Degrees
The National Student Clearinghouse, the nation’s trusted source for and leading provider of higher education verifications and electronic education record exchanges, has teamed up with OneTen, a coalition designed to close the opportunity gap for Black talent in the United States by working with America’s leading executives, companies and talent developers to hire and advance one million Black Americans without four-year degrees into family-sustaining roles.
Through this partnership, the Clearinghouse will enable OneTen to identify strong opportunities to expand employment pathways for Black talent. The Clearinghouse will work with post-secondary institutions within identified metropolitan regions and provide data, research, and other services to OneTen during this initial endeavor. It will identify postsecondary institutions where potential candidates self-reported as Black or African American, last participated in postsecondary coursework from 2010 to 2020, and lack a four- year degree or higher credential. Exact metropolitan regions for this partnership launch will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We believe that this is a potentially landscape-changing opportunity, to work in tandem with OneTen to realize their significant and imperative goal to support one million Black individuals who lack a four-year college degree pursue and advance their career opportunities,” said National Student Clearinghouse President and CEO Rick Torres. “Our work at the Clearinghouse, in partnership with our participating institutions, will provide the powerful combination of data intelligence with actionable outcomes to assist OneTen.”
“In order to hire and advance Black talent, we first must be able to reach them,” said Maurice Jones, CEO of OneTen. “We’re delighted to team up with the National Student Clearinghouse, which holds verifiable and trusted data of millions of Americans. We are in a moment of incredible opportunity and economic resurgence, and this partnership will allow us to more easily identify talent and help them realize their ambitious career goals.”
To learn more, read the press release.
We believe that this is a potentially landscape changing opportunity, to work in tandem with OneTen to realize their significant and imperative goal to support one million Black individuals who lack a four-year college degree pursue and advance their career opportunities.
President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse