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Kean University Partners with Territorium to Launch New Skills-Focused Solution, Revolutionizing Student Career Success

by Eric Stoller

Kean University partners with Territorium to revolutionize student career success

Empowering Students with a Skills-Based Solution: Territorium and Kean University Partner to Launch an Industry-Certified Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) with Badging and a Digital Credential Wallet

Territorium, a global education technology leader with over 13 million users worldwide, announced today a new partnership with Kean University to provide their students with a comprehensive learner record (CLR) with built-in badging capability and LifeJourney, Territorium’s AI-powered credential wallet.

Enhancing the First-Year Experience

LifeJourney integrates seamlessly with Kean’s Cougar Climb first-year experience program, where students earn badges representing crucial skill sets. By connecting these badges to the app, students can match their verified skills with an extensive database of job opportunities. This skills-based approach not only streamlines the job search process but also increases the chances of finding a job that is the perfect fit for each student’s unique competencies and achievements.

A Holistic View of Student Skills

“The CLR combined with a digital credential wallet provides a holistic view of a student’s skills and achievements, thereby offering a more equitable basis for assessing potential beyond traditional academic metrics,” said Dr. Joseph Youngblood, II, senior vice president for Transformational Learning and External Affairs at Kean University. “This skills-based approach aims to offer Kean students a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for them to enter a wide range of graduate education and career paths, ultimately leading to greater social mobility and economic empowerment.”

Comprehensive Digital Credential Management

LifeJourney offers a comprehensive suite of features designed to support students in managing their educational and career growth efficiently. One of its key features is digital credential management, which provides a centralized wallet for all digital credentials, including badges, microcredentials, and comprehensive learner records. This ensures that all student achievements are stored securely and are easily accessible at any time. 

Career Matching and Progress Tracking

Additionally, the app includes a career-matching tool that uses advanced job-matching technology to connect students with suitable career paths based on their verified skills. Students at Kean will be able to select specific career pathways to evaluate their credentials against, which aids in focused and effective career planning. 

Moreover, the app facilitates progress tracking, allowing students to monitor their advancements along chosen career paths to ensure alignment with their long-term career goals. 

Engaging and Supporting First-Year Students

Kerrin Lyles, acting vice president for Student Affairs at Kean, said first-year students who participate in the Cougar Climb can earn badges for academic engagement, career development, civic engagement, global and cultural awareness, health and wellness, as well as leadership and professional development.

More than 1,880 first-year students participated in the program during the last academic year.

“Many of Kean’s students are the first in their families to attend college, and we want to engage them from the moment they set foot on campus to help them persist to graduation,” Lyles said. “This program provides them incentives through the badges while also improving their student experience and connecting them with valuable campus resources and career opportunities.”

Built-in Job Search Feature

Another significant feature is its built-in job search, which provides access to millions of job listings. This uses students’ verified skills and selected pathways as filters to refine job search results. Collectively, these features make LifeJourney a powerful tool for students navigating their educational and professional journeys.

Future-Proofing Careers

“By focusing on digital credentials and skill verification, LifeJourney empowers learners and future-proofs their careers in today’s dynamic job market,” said Guillermo Elizondo, CEO of Territorium. “Kean is ensuring that their graduates are well-prepared to meet the evolving demands of the global workforce.”


About Territorium

Territorium is a global education technology company that connects learners to careers using verified skills via a comprehensive learner record (CLR) with built-in badging, career pathways, and an AI-powered skills solution. Territorium enables educators and companies to deliver, test, measure, and record learning and skills acquisition wherever it happens. Territorium is certified by 1EdTech and has supported over 13 million users worldwide. Territorium serves Fortune 100 companies, education service providers, technology organizations, education ministries and systems, K12, post-secondary institutions, and workforce providers. For more information, visit 

About Kean University

Kean University, New Jersey’s urban research university, is a national institution of higher education recognized for its diversity, innovation, and the social mobility of its graduates. Founded in 1855 as a teachers college, Kean has evolved into a thriving research university that supports students as they persist to graduation, give back to their communities, and launch successful careers. Kean’s six colleges offer more than 50 undergraduate programs, six doctoral degree programs, and more than 70 options leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas, or certifications across a full range of academic subjects. With campuses in Union, Toms River, and Manahawkin, New Jersey, and Wenzhou, China, as well as Kean Online, the University provides students of all backgrounds an affordable and accessible world-class education. Learn more at