PIG: Credentialing Protocols for Rapid Employment in Novel Industries

Title (working)

Credentialing Protocols for Rapid Employment in Novel Industries

Team member names

Jin Park

Inviting collaborators

Short summary of your improvement idea

Our proposal introduces a credentialing system for direct experience-based skills credentials, bypassing traditional accrediting institutions. This system connects job seekers and employers more efficiently, especially in emerging fields like climate technology.


  1. What is the existing target protocol you are hoping to improve or enhance? Eg: hand-washing, traffic system, connector standards, carbon trading.

a. We aim to refine the protocol of credentialing for employment, moving away from traditional, long-form accreditations (like degrees or union memberships) that don’t always match the specific skills needed in fast-evolving industries.

  1. What is the core idea or insight about potential improvement you want to pursue?

a. The proposed system focuses on direct skills and experiences relevant to employers, facilitating quicker and more relevant employment opportunities in new industries. It allows for a dynamic credentialing system that adapts with the job market. These credentials can be co-created with businesses, offering greater clarity and more effective employability.

  1. What is your discovery methodology for investigating the current state of the target protocol? Eg: field observation, expert interviews, historical data analysis, failure event analysis

a. Our approach involves consulting with workforce development experts, job training professionals, and businesses in need of skilled labor, especially for roles in climate change mitigation.

  1. In what form will you prototype your improvement idea? Eg: Code, reference design implementation, draft proposal shared with experts for feedback, A/B test of ideas with a test audience, prototype hardware, etc.

a. We will develop a pipeline connecting job/skills training with organizational roles, creating a training program for essential skills and assessing its effectiveness in real-world applications.

  1. How will you field-test your improvement idea? Eg: run a restricted pilot at an event, simulation, workshop, etc.

a. The prototype will be field-tested through a partnership with a business, creating a set of required skills, training individuals, and then assessing job performance post-training.

  1. Who will be able to judge the quality of your output? Ideally name a few suitable judges.

a. The business partner and training participants will evaluate the effectiveness of the training and the job performance of trained individuals.

  1. How will you publish and evangelize your improvement idea? Eg: Submit proposal to a standards body, publish open-source code, produce and release a software development kit etc.

a. Plans include collaborating with existing credentialing platforms to pilot the system in various organizations, aiming to improve transparency and accessibility in the job market.

  1. What is the success vision for your idea?

a. We envision a world where career growth is driven by direct project work with employers, enhancing technology scaling and best practices in emerging industries.

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Formatting is a bit confusing. Could you remove the bullet listing and pair questions and answers?

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Indeed, it was confusing. Formatting has been adjusted. Thanks for flagging.

I would be interested in partnering. Are you on Warpcast?

Amazing! Thanks for commenting Jon! I am not on warpcast - what’s a good way to connect? can you tell me about what sounds exciting to you?

There is a DM feature on this forum

I think this is really interesting and it is tangential to some of the problems that I am trying to tackle in my own undertaking.

I’m particularly interested in two related threads:

  1. How to enable institutional trust building where reputation/credentials can be formed but when the trust is violated (via corrupted institutions, etc) they can hotswap out the institution without losing access to all the rest of the benefits of the system in which they are currently participating. I.e. currently if you think the medical establishment is doing a bad job gatekeeping, it is illegal to go to a non-board certified surgeon for X procedure.

  2. If you think about co-creating credentials with businesses, this might be something like a history of work terms, payment settlement, disputes/resolutions, and work product samples. Some of this can benefit from presence on-chain (i.e. payment settlement between entities implies a level of success to an agreement), while others might not make sense in that format for either cost or privacy reasons (i.e. work terms might not want to be publicly published, particularly between completion of the project; or work product might be private/proprietary)

Whether or not either of us are selected for PIG engagements, I’d love to discuss where you are going with this work and how you think about it in greater depth as I think this is a critical area of exploration for new protocols as old institutions crumble and we look to new forms of human organization.


Makes me think of Open Badges.