Badges are a digital representation of a student’s career-related accomplishments. They are issued any time a student completes a career-focused course or experience at VLACS. Pathways are a group of badges that focus on preparation for a particular career and potentially a certification exam related to the career.
Our badging program helps students begin to explore careers and to be rewarded for doing so! Now that badges are here, students can research and experiment with different professions so that they can make informed decisions about college, careers, and beyond!
Students who earn a badge can share it across platforms, like their social media pages, and their email signature. They can place it on their resume so that prospective employers can view any advanced training they completed to earn it. Or, they can send it along with their college application materials to show college admissions officers all of the competencies they mastered.
Wherever a student’s journey takes them, badges ensure that they are prepared to succeed. If you would like to develop an awareness about how to pursue a career that piques your interest, while boosting your micro-credentials and earning high school credit, then you can start earning badges too!
We currently offer over 100 career courses that students can take to earn a badge. Select a subject that fuels your passions like Engineering, Education, IT, Culinary Arts, Business, or Nursing. Then visit our learning catalog by clicking the Browse Badges button. Once you find your course, enroll at any time to start collecting your badges!
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We offer regular online open house webinars where VLACS staff members provide parents and students with an overview of our programs and answer questions about online learning.