WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH
A CASE STUDY OF THE CAREER SKILLS INSTITUTE AT SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE
Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) reassessed its traditional business skills program. With validated local business feedback, SBCC redesigned its entire professional development program from the ground up and also used digital badges as a catalyst to invigorate the program. Because badges are such a new concept, SBCC worked with synED and Pearson Acclaim to fit the badge technology to the overall project. The badges offered by SBCC are branded with the college’s name, giving anyone looking at them the validation that they were issued by an accredited educational institution.