How to Improve Soft Skills to Ensure Better Employability and the potential of open badges in recognizing skills development

Soft skills such as communication, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship are more and more in demand on today’s labour market and these competencies may prove to be the distinguishing factor between two candidates with equivalent qualifications and experience.

How can we measure these skills?
How can students and young workers demonstrate these skills in a CV or e-Portfolio?
What are today’s and tomorrow’s employers really looking for?
How the acquisition of soft skills can be promoted by using Open Badges?

An open badge is not simply an online representation of a skill you possess, but also a means that allows you to verify your skills, interests and achievements.

The aim of the session is to highlight how open badges can serve to promote the acquisition and demonstration soft skills demanded by the 21st century labour market.

Training leader Ildiko Mazar and Kriszta Mihalyi, EDEN
Learning objectives (skills and competences)
Participants will familiarise themselves with the concept of open badges and their relation to the representation of 21st century skills.
Target group Schools, Universities, Employers and informal learning providers
Preliminary knowledge necessary to participate Basic computer skills
Do participants receive a proof of attendance? Yes, badge.
When and Where
Mozzila Festival 2016, Ravensbourne College, London (6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0EW)
Joining instructions You have to be registered to the MozFest 2016 to attend.
Envisaged duration 120 minutes
Number of participants Not limited.