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TechFuture Badges inspire young people to build the tech skills employers value by working towards Open Badges. The badges are an innovative way for young people to develop and evidence their skills, while helping the tech sector increase its pipeline of digital talent. TechFuture Badges sit on the Tech Partnership learning platform and offer a range of accreditations in subjects from wearable tech to cyber security.
TechFuture Badges motivate young people to
- Gain recognition for digital, technical and creative skills
- Build employer-relevant capabilities
- Explore the tech sector
- Make the link between school and careers
About Open Badges
Open Badges are the global standard for capturing and communicating skills across the web, created by the Mozilla Foundation. The badges contain validated data about an individual’s skills and are shareable across the web, to provide a rich picture of an individual’s achievements.
Why get involved?
Raise your brand visibility in schools and colleges
Badges will carry your brand name and logo so as to be highly visible to teachers and students who are learning digital skills online.
Motivate young people to gain skills that your business values
Help your recruitment team gain insights into potential recruits’ skills, interests and ambitions.
Join with other industry leaders
Capgemini, CGI, Cisco, Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, Telefonica & more are among those helping to change the attitudes of young people towards digital careers through TechFuture Badges.
For more information, employers should contact email@example.com
If you work for an educational institution, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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