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22 August 2022

WorldSkills to launch new digital badging programme

Digital badges will provide participants with a way to promote their WorldSkills achievements and experience.

WorldSkills is preparing to issue its first set of digital badges to help Competitors, Experts, and Delegates share their WorldSkills experience and why it represents skills excellence. WorldSkills Digital Badges are tangible online credentials which can be easily shared and verified on social media and CVs.

This new WorldSkills programme will help employers understand how a participant’s WorldSkills experience enhances their abilities, making them highly valuable team members, leaders, and skilled professionals.

From 1 September 2022, participants from WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and WorldSkills Kazan 2019 will receive an email inviting them to accept their digital badge.

Participants of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition will receive their badges after the skill competitions conclude. Specific credentials will be issued to all Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medallists, recipients of a Medallion for Excellence, Best of Nation Award, or Albert Vidal Award; all 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.

“Digital badging provides an instant, verifiable way for all our participants to share their WorldSkills credentials,”said David Hoey, CEO, WorldSkils International. “Everyone who takes part in a WorldSkills Competition invests their time and energy to build their skills to world-class standards. Digital badging is a tool they can now use to share their accomplishments with the world.”

For this initiative, WorldSkills has partnered with Credly, the world’s largest and most-connected digital credential network. Credly is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. Every credential contains verifiable data about the WorldSkills Competition the earner took part in, their roles and achievements, and why they matter.

After receiving and accepting a badge, WorldSkills participants will be able to share them directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as via email, embedded in a website, or in their email signature.

Are you eligible to receive a badge? Stay tuned! Or find out more about WorldSkills Digital Badge programme.