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1 September 2022

Get your WorldSkills Digital Badge to showcase your skills

Participants at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and WorldSkills Kazan 2019 can now claim their historical badges.

WorldSkills has officially launched its new digital credentialing programme to help the WorldSkills community showcase their skills and their experience. Over 6,000 people are now eligible for a historical badge, being issued to Competitors, Experts, and Delegates at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

A WorldSkills Digital Badge is a digital image containing verified metadata describing the role and achievements of the participant at WorldSkills Competitions. They can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Badges provide employers, recruiters, colleagues, clients, and prospective clients with evidence of what an individual had to do to earn their credential, as well as their range of capabilities and knowledge. For example, a Champion will be able to show how their passion for their skill led them to the world stage, while an Expert’s credential will speak of their knowledge and practical experience in global training standards and benchmarking systems.

To deliver the badges, WorldSkills has partnered with Credly, an end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with organizations around the world to provide digital credentials to individuals.

Here’s the most important information about how to accept a badge and start displaying WorldSkills achievements online.

Who is eligible for a WorldSkills Digital Badge?

Currently, specific badges are being issued to Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medallists; recipients of a Medallion for Excellence, Best of Nation award, or Albert Vidal Award; Competitors (also known as WorldSkills Champions), Champions Trust, Experts, Chief Experts, Deputy Chief Experts, Skill Competition Managers, Team Leaders; Technical Delegates, Technical Delegate Assistants, and Official Delegates at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and WorldSkills Kazan 2019.

Participants of the WorldSkills Special Edition 2022 will also receive their badge after the completion of the skill competitions.

How does Credly work?

Credly is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally. WorldSkills Digital Badges are provided by WorldSkills at no cost for the earners.

How can badges be claimed?

Eligible people will receive an email notification from Credly with instructions for claiming their badge and setting up an account. Privacy settings can be easily configured on the platform, so users are in complete control of the information made public.

After accepting a badge, earners can share them from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, over email, embedded in a website, or in their email signature.

Where to find more detailed information?

Find out more about WorldSkills Digital Badges or go to the help section of Credly’s website for technical information, additional questions, and tutorials.