By EduBits | Posted: Monday March 19, 2018
How Do You Show What Your Staff Know?
Problem #1: Employees often require proof of specific skills in order to advance their careers.
Problem #2: Employers need to know that their staff have the right skills and that their training spend results in skills that employees actually use on the job.
Solution: Edubits, Otago Polytechnic’s micro-credentialing service solves these problems by giving you a way to quickly show what your people know.
Delivered online via EduBits.nz, credentialing is available 24/7. Using real-world, workplace examples, uploaded evidence can be assessed in just two weeks. Individual competency is then validated against New Zealand Qualifications Authority standards and recognised by the award of digital certifications, also known as badges.
Micro-credentials are recognised internationally as an effective mechanism for increasing employee engagement and economic growth through transparent skills identification.
Each digital EduBit badge carries metadata that describes the earner’s relevant skill or experience, including criteria for earning the credential, third-party endorsements, and specific evidence of achievements – creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning and skill acquisition. EduBits are shareable across the web on social and professional networks, making it easy to show what you know.
Otago Polytechnic works closely with industry to create workplace-relevant credentials that respond quickly to industry demand for training and accreditation of skills that support new and emerging industries.
New assessments for cutting-edge or emerging skills can be developed and brought to market rapidly, from concept to submission in 6 weeks. We can also develop combination training + assessment pathways in the form of short courses and workshops, to meet any skills gaps and validate learning is being applied, like we do for Electric Vehicles.
In this case, the emergence of electric vehicle technology means that highly experienced mechanics need to either upskill to work with the technology or prove they already have the skills required to work on these vehicles safely. This can be done via Otago Polytechnic’s short courses and/or via EduBits assessments – so the customer knows their car is in good hands and the employer knows their staff member is knowledgeable and safe.
Micro-credentials in the form of EduBits are an important part of the solution to the training and validation of the skills of tomorrow’s workforce in a rapidly changing world. So, if you’re wondering how to show what your staff know, get in touch with us about how EduBits can work for you by emailing us today at firstname.lastname@example.org