SNELLVILLE – The city’s Digital Badge Program kicked off Thursday with a meeting between city officials and area educators.
A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed and verified online. The badges are earned by completing certain tasks outlined online in subjects such as financial management, and can be used by students, job seekers or employees looking to advance their education or career. A digital badge is a digital version of a traditionally paper certificate used to designate course completion or competency.
Now the city is looking to partner with area schools to offer the free program to students using LRNG.org, an online resource “powered by” Southern New Hampshire University.
“We can use this for elementary school, middle school and high school students,” said Mayor Pro Tem Dave Emanuel who helped organize the program he said will “improve skill sets” of those who participate. “The applications are almost endless.”
Emanuel said he believes Snellville is the only city in Georgia and the smallest city in the country to adopt the program, joining larger cities like Chicago, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
The program impressed Shiloh High School Principal Dr. Danyel Dollard.
“For our seniors, what better way to be prepared for college than a financial literacy class,” she said. “The wheels are spinning on how we can use this.”
For more information on the program visit www.LRNG.org or contact Economic Development Director Eric Van Otteren at firstname.lastname@example.org.