Europe-ATP (E-ATP) kicks off its annual conference this week in Budapest. The conference theme is Employee Mobility in Europe, and the group will spend three days discussing recruitment and skills-gap challenges in Europe that have come about with the global recession.
Although this conference is geared toward professionals within the testing and assessment industry, it's interesting to consider how the work that's being done at conferences like E-ATP could affect the broader workforce.
We here at Acclaim obviously believe that badging is a game-changer when it comes to how individuals will be recognized and validated for their professional skills. For instance, badges can break down barriers that make it difficult for a doctor in Italy to practice medicine in Russia because requirements and capabilities across countries can be unclear or difficult to validate. This is important because we, as a workforce, need to be able to work wherever the work is located.
To that end, two of Acclaim's team members are presenting sessions at E-ATP. Clarke Porter will tackle the very subject outlined about in a presentation titled A Migrating Workforce: How Can We Use Innovative Digital Technology to Help Verify Credentials of Oversees Professionals. Then Peter Pascale will provide an interactive demo of Acclaim during a session called Mobilising Achievements with Open Badges.
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