Badges are one of the most recognised means of skill recognition for everyone to recognize. These skills can be gained through a variety of experiences, regardless of age or background. It is now a common practice to link trainings to badges and individuals can keep on collecting them as they take more and more trainings. These badges are not academic recognition but they do add value to individual’s work and help in unlocking opportunities.
The badges will have more value if they are awarded by recognised brands and the Universities through blockchain. Once on blockchain they can be easily shared and verified using Futarium (Klaspad’s Blockchain). Each badge will contain data of the skill set acquired and the organisation where the training has taken place. The badge can be issued by issuing organisation which can be a University or a well respected brand. For example a person who has earned a few badges with IBM will be considered to be more skilled with IBM products. The badges can be shared on websites, blogs, e-portfolios, CVs, social media and even in email signatures.
This can be quickly adapted as there is no academic assessment required. More and more companies who train their staff should start offering Futarium (Blockchain verified) badges to enhance the credibility, authenticity and hence the value of their badges.