UK professionals are encouraged to share how much gaining new skills through vocational education and training (VET) have meant to their lives.
The awarding organisation City & Guilds launched a social media campaign asking people from a range of careers, as well as learners, lecturers and parents, to share stories of experiences related to skills development that have impacted on their career and lives in general.
Short stories, blogs, photos and video messages have been posted on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MySkillsStory. All stories can also be accessed from the City & Guilds website.
The stories receive an open badge to recognise their contribution to promoting skills and each month the best entries are awarded a digital credentialing badge from DigitalMe. Digital badge stories may be considered for City & Guilds Medal for Excellence and Lion Awards that recognise achievements of learners, lecturers and trainers.
The campaign aims to raise the profile of skills training and showcase how VET lead to jobs or can improve skills that allow people to enjoy a hobby even more.
Image: City & Guilds Group.