Colorado Community College System develops badge designation to improve students’ ability to gain employment

By Rhonda Bentz
Special to The SUN

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is developing a new designation to improve students’ ability to gain employment and to meet industry demands. The designation is called a badge. At this time, the focus is on programs for the manufacturing industry.

A badge allows a college to work with industries to develop highly specific coursework to meet a demand they have in their companies. For example, if a manufacturing company needs workers to have just some specific welding skills, they can work with the college to develop a badge that teaches just those skills, not an entire Welding 101 program. The business benefits since it is now assured that the student knows exactly what is needed and expected.

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This story was posted on July 2, 2015.