Thursday May 4th - 10AM (UTC)

How Local Authorities are using digital badges to build skills insights?


In this webinar we continue our discussion on data-powered digital badges to bridge the skills gap. We hear from leaders at Cambridge City Council, Southampton Local Authority, and Belfast City Council, all of whom are pioneering a step-change initiative as part of the Cities of Learning movement. With a goal of enabling better participation, skills development and improved outcomes for residents, they are using digital badge technology along with Lightcast’s Global Skills Classification to: - Make use of practical data insights about skills initiatives and evaluate careers pathways. - Connect employers and learning providers in key industries through digital badges. - Help those employers adopt a new ‘skills-based’ hiring approach to filling vacancies. - Enable learning providers to design digital badges of value that signpost learner-to-career opportunities. - Support local learners to discover new opportunities based on skills they have, specifically targeting those impacted by social inequalities. Tim Riches, Founder Navigatr is joined by Lucy Laing and Joanna Hodgson, Cambridge City Council and Sara Wray, Southampton Local Authority and Necole Donaghy Belfast City Council along with Will Cookson, Account Director, Lightcast as they talk through this innovative new strategy.