License 2 Skill: Building Digital Credential Value
Explore how schools, community-based organizations & professional associations are using digital micro-credentials or badges to map out and acknowledge achievements and skills. As a workforce development tool, badges, and evidence behind them, can inform supervisors, hiring managers, and recruiters; illuminate career pathways; and help learners express who they are and what they can do. While sharing stories and data, tackle tough topics, like ensuring badge currency & securing fund support.
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- Provide a holistic look at how digital badges can recognize skills and expand career opportunities
- Demonstrate how the ecosystem of acquiring knowledge, skills and abilities is connected and continuous, from K-16 and into adult lifelong learning.
- Begin to cultivate understanding and value within companies and organizations to support and recognize the skills recognized by badges.
Tracy Petrillo, Chief Learning Officer, EDUCAUSE