DigiFabCon Digital Badge Workshop @Construct3D 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:00am-4:40pm
As advanced technologies are disrupting a wide range of industries, the need for a digital New Collar workforce is immediate. The rapid pace at which 3D printers, robots, virtual reality, predictive analytics, drones and autonomous vehicles are being adopted translates into a need for innovative Life-long Learning models that can open doors to 21st century workforce opportunities.
New Collar Digital Badges are a micro-certification issued by the North American Digital Fabrication Alliance, started by a group of Fab Labs associated with the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT. With funding from America Makes, initial badges cover additive manufacturing topics for FDM and SLA 3D printers. Additional subjects are being added to certify skills that are in demand across industries.
This interactive day-long workshop includes:
How New Collar jobs can build our communities
Digital Badges as Pathways to College Degrees
Deep Dive on Digital Badge Parameters
Background & History
New Collar’s Platform
“Currency” as Employer Acceptance
Transferability between granting organizations
Options for Students
Up-skilling incumbent workers
For details and workshop-only registration, please go to DigiFabCon.org
Sarah Boisvert, Author, The New Collar Workforce
Re-imagining education for the New Collar worker
Sherry Lassiter, President The Fab Foundation
Construct3D is pleased to host this year’s DigiFabCon workshop. Receive a $50 DigiFabCon discount when registering for both Construct3D and the DigiFabCon Digital Badging Workshop.