We collaborated with colleges and employers of all sizes to build a rigorous framework to create consistency across the hiring landscape
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS
What's inside the badge toolkit?
- step by step instructions to launch, integrate, and issue the badges;
- curriculum, activities, and performance-based assessments associated with “four core” sub-competencies for each badge;
- recommended resources such as games and apps to complement the badge earning process
"Designing and testing a rigorous badge earning process with The Lab has brought focus to career preparation and innovation” Lillian Smith, Boise State
Who should be a badge issuer?
We designed these with all types of colleges and with input from large and small employers with an aim to forge agreement on a rigorous framework that would create consistent currency across the hiring landscape, but would also provide flexibility on curriculum, assessments and activities, as well as technology platforms.
We are quickly learning that there is demand beyond 4-year colleges. We are beginning to work with community colleges, high school districts, non-profits and employers around the world.
The Lab has worked with a diverse set of employers and educational institutions to shape our badges, including:
Education Advisory Board
Henry Ford Foundation
Johns Hopkins Medical
Maryland Business Roundtable
Willis Towers Watson
University of Arizona
Tunis Business School
George Mason University
Boise State University
University of Virginia
Michigan Colleges Alliance
Bay Path University
San Jose State University
University of Maine
Alamo Colleges District
American Public University
Central New Mexico
University at Albany
Johnston Community College
Del Lago Academy
Meet the Employer Advisory Committee
The group of forward-thinking HR professionals committed to the next phase of this work.
Senior Director, Culture and Talent, Arabella Advisors
Senior HR Manager, Bath & Body Works
Former Chief Learning Officer, Hilton
Chief Administrative Officer, National Aquarium