We collaborated with colleges and employers of all sizes to build a rigorous framework to create consistency across the hiring landscape

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The Case for 21st Century Skills Badges

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

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"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.

Join the #TeeUpTheSkills Movement

The campaign that's bringing educators and employers together to test the efficacy of 21st century skills badges in the hiring process.

The Lab has worked with a diverse set of employers and educational institutions to shape our badges, including:

Employers

ASG Renaissance
Amerisure
Arabella Advisors
Capital One
Carney, Inc.
Clearly Innovative
Credly
Concentric Sky
Education Advisory Board
Enterprise Holdings
Ford Credit
GEICO
Goldman Sachs
Henry Ford Foundation
Hilton
Hyatt
IBM
Illume
JP Morgan
Johns Hopkins Medical
Maryland Business Roundtable
MedStar
Meijer
MURAL
MVP Sports
Right Management
Shape Corp
Shift Digital
Spectrum Health
Virgil Careers
Willis Towers Watson

Institutions

University of Arizona

Georgetown University

Tunis Business School

George Mason University

Boise State University

Makerere University

University of Virginia

Hope College

Aquinas College

Andrews University 

Michigan Colleges Alliance

Bay Path University

Vassar College

Meet the Employer Advisory Committee 

The group of forward-thinking HR professionals committed to the next phase of this work.

Desy Osunsade

Senior Director, Culture and Talent, Arabella Advisors

Keesha Moore

Senior HR Manager, Bath & Body Works

Shonn Colbrunn

Senior Director, Human Resources, Spectrum Health

Kimo Kippen

Former Chief Learning Officer, Hilton

Candace Osunsade

Chief Administrative Officer, National Aquarium