Hiring is challenging, and businesses are looking for new options and an advantage. Digital badging is a new tool that students, colleges, and employers are using to search for candidates with specific skills and recruit to their position. Locally, Central Maine Community College has helped to get this tech in the hands of both skilled learners and employers.
Join us for this topic, a demonstration of badging and how to search for talent, and information on why this tool should be in your toolbelt. Presenter Kern Philgence, Curriculum Designer at the Center for Workforce and Professional Development at CMCC will highlight Digital Badging, current badged skills and curriculum, and answer your questions.
Presenter: Kern Philgence, PhD, Curriculum Designer, Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College
Kern Philgence is an educator and curriculum designer with a background in the social sciences. Currently, he serves as the Digital Badging Coordinator at Central Maine Community College. He values the opportunity to create learning experiences that will change lives and open doors for students at the Community College.
Kern started his academic career at Valencia Community College in Orlando, Florida where he gained an appreciation for the roles that Community Colleges play in creating a ready workforce. He went on to earn a B.A. in History from The University of Central Florida, a M.A. in Military History from Norwich University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Design and Teaching from Northcentral University. He also taught middle school and high school social studies courses ranging from Economics to History.
Kern was born in The Bronx, New York, and is well-traveled thanks to his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has an eclectic taste in music. Currently, he lives in Jay with his wife of 19 years, Elissa, his daughter Ksena (14), and his son Esaias (12).