WHAT IS A DIGITAL BADGE?A digital badge is an electronic symbol representing an accomplishment, achievement or skill. It is validated and can be stored online, making it easy to share electronically via email, social media and other online platforms to provide evidence of skills and achievements. Digital badges are embedded with metadata that provides supporting information including the issuer, the recipient, the date of issue (and expiration) and any other criteria required to earn the badge. Digital badges show verifiable evidence of your achievements or accomplishments to employers.
IPWEA NZ DIGITAL BADGES
Our badges cover the following areas:
Our digital badge programme creates new pathways into the asset management profession, and was launched in September 2019 with our first badge: AM 101 – Introduction to Asset Management. The range of digital badges that we offer is constantly growing as we develop badges that are more advanced, and in more specific areas of asset management practice. Our Asset Management Foundation badges cover the whole IIMM (Infrastructure Information Management Manual) curriculum at the aware and basic level of maturity.
View our full range of digital badges here.
BENEFITS OF DIGITAL BADGES
IPWEA NZ digital badges can be completed quickly, and importantly for many, on the job. Our digital badges are designed to fit in conveniently with your life and work, to enable you to grow and advance a successful career in the infrastructure and asset management sector.
The infrastructure asset management sector in New Zealand is facing a significant skill shortage, due to increasing demands of our aging infrastructure, and many in our sector reaching retirement age. We needs new pathways into the profession, that the tertiary education system does not provide. Recognition of skills and competencies is becoming increasingly important, and digital badges provide this.