10 Million Better Futures
Employers need talent. Workers need jobs. And college and universities need a better way to find and encourage deserving students outside the usual applicant pool. Open Badges is a 21st century credentialing approach that better connects institutions and individuals so both can thrive. More learning is recognized, and more institutions of higher education and employers get the precision, diversity and breadth in talent they seek. By 2016, we envision a badge ecosystem that at least 10 million workers and students can access to create unique learning pathways toward college and career success.