As the cost of attending college continues to spike, many are asking if it is worth the investment. Some are looking towards a new way of obtaining training that doesn’t involve a six-year plan that ends with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. This is known as micro-credentials, a bite size piece of education rather than a full-blown degree. These include certificates, an online class, training camp, or an apprenticeship. Many professionals already use micro-credentials to broaden their skill set, but some are looking at only possessing these credentials without the degree. In the future an employee might be able to stack these snippets of education together in order to begin their career.