Digital Skill Badges

Individuals with disabilities often have numerous skills that are not adequately reflected in resumes or sufficiently shared during interviews. Beacons, Inc. offers digital badges for help our trainees  showcase skills they have acquired through educational and vocational experiences beyond traditional classes or schoolwork. Each digital badge is linked to descriptions of the skills required for each badge.

 

Important: All badges reflected throughout this website and/or on trainees' employment profiles were created exclusively for the use of Beacons trainees and may not be used or replicated without written consent of Beacons, Inc.

 

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Digital Badge Descriptions

Beacons, Inc. currently offers the following workshops aligned with leveled digital badges to enable trainees to showcase their skills and employers to better understand the trainee's capability. As our Pathfinder programming expands, additional badges will be added.
 

 
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Filing: Trainee completed approximately 10 - 15 hours of hands-on training to learn how to file alphabetically, numerically, chronologically and by subject, retrieve folders, label folders (e.g. the ordering of names on a label, and creation of labels using a label maker), and identify where and how common business documents might be filed in the workplace. Trainee also visited a community worksite that uses the targeted skills to assess the setting and his/her/their interest in using the workforce skill. Trainee's badge level was based upon pre- and post- knowledge and performance-based assessments.

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Level 3 = Able to demonstrate at least 90% of the skills assessed independently, without prompting,

Level 2 = Able to demonstrate between 70% and 89% of skills with up to 2 verbal or gestural prompts,

Level 1 = Able to demonstrate at least 70% of skills in either knowledge or performance with no more than 5 verbal or gestural prompts.

*If no level is listed, trainee was either unable to attend all sessions of the class or the trainee's skills are still emerging.

Graphic Art: Trainee completed approximately 10 - 15 hours of hands-on training to learn how to modify the color, font, and size of text, change text attributes, locate and identify font types & styles to suit message, event or subject matter, understand use of primary and secondary colors, use apps to generate drawings of tangible items, manipulate images and photos to colorize or change colors, identify and know when to use serif v. sans serif fonts, use color and imagery to create a message or feeling, identify main ideas in client provided content, and use font sizing and other attributes to emphasize main ideas in flyers and textual information. Trainee's badge will reflect a numerical level to demonstrate their skills. Trainee's badge level was based upon pre- and post- performance and knowledge based assessments.

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Level 3 = Able to demonstrate at least 90% of the skills assessed independently, without prompting,

Level 2 = Able to demonstrate between 70% and 89% of skills with up to 2 verbal or gestural prompts,

Level 1 = Able to demonstrate at least 70% of skills in either knowledge or performance with no more than 5 verbal or gestural prompts.

*If no level is listed, trainee was either unable to attend all sessions of the class or the trainee's skills are still emerging.

 
 

Mail Handling: Trainee completed approximately 10 - 15 hours of hands-on training to learn about mail packaging, weighing, bulk mail grouping, importance and meaning of zip codes, receiving and outgoing mail, and other mail handling responsibilities. Trainee also visited a local business with an onsite mail-handling department and assessed the setting and his/her/their interest in using their mail handling skills. Trainee's badge will reflect a numerical level to demonstrate their mail handling skills. Trainee's badge level was based upon pre- and post- performance and knowledge based assessments.

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Level 3 = Able to demonstrate at least 90% of the skills assessed independently, without prompting,

Level 2 = Able to demonstrate between 70% and 89% of skills with up to 2 verbal or gestural prompts,

Level 1 = Able to demonstrate at least 70% of skills in either knowledge or performance with no more than 5 verbal or gestural prompts.

*If no level is listed, trainee was either unable to attend all sessions of the class or the trainee's skills are still emerging.

 

Photography: Trainee has demonstrated a working knowledge of the the device or program listed and can: 1. take photos, 2. share photos, 3. edit photos using features such as cropping, filters, colorization, red eye and blemish correction, 4. demonstrate rule of thirds, 5. upload photos to a photo sharing application for client access (e.g. Google Photos, Drop Box, etc., 6. correctly follow a list of "must have" photos for a client to meet client's needs, and 7. use an accessory app or program to alter photos into graphic artwork.

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Level 3 = Able to demonstrate at least 90% of the skills assessed independently, without prompting,

Level 2 = Able to demonstrate between 70% and 89% of skills with up to 2 verbal or gestural prompts,

Level 1 = Able to demonstrate at least 70% of skills in either knowledge or performance with no more than 5 verbal or gestural prompts.

*If no level is listed, trainee was either unable to attend all sessions of the class or the trainee's s

 

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Trainee completed approximately 30 hours of workplace interpersonal and professional skills training using the training curriculum designed by the Office of Disability and Employment policy to develop workforce readiness skills in the areas of communication, workplace temperament, teamwork, networking, problem solving, critical thinking and professionalism.

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Level 3 = Able to demonstrate at least 90% of the skills assessed independently, without prompting,

Level 2 = Able to demonstrate between 70% and  89% of skills with up to 2 verbal or gestural prompts,

Level 1 = Able to demonstrate at least 70% of skills in either knowledge or performance with no more than 5 verbal or gestural prompts.

*If no level is listed, trainee was either unable to attend all sessions of the class or the trainee's skills are still emerging.

 

Typing: Workforce trainee is able to type the stated number of words per minute as demonstrated by the report of one or more of the following sources: Community College Computer Class, Adult Transition Program or plan, Individual Education Plan, or Department of Rehabilitation Training Program. 

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Website Design: Trainee created a 5 page website, identified and used a design template, customized the template to change the color scheme and content, deleted and added webpages to the site, added text and changed the font, color and size of text, added at text "box" to group items, added stock photos and/or added self-generated photos, linked text to internal and external sources, created a contact form and changed the text/fields and linked the form to an email, password protected a page, and demonstrated how to publish and unpublish a site! 

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Beacons, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit corporation.
EIN #82-5388073

Physical Address:

6150 Yarrow Drive, Suite E

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Contact Emails 

General: BeaconsNorthCounty@gmail.com
Club Beacons: Club@BeaconsNorthCounty.com
Leadership Council: Leadership@BeaconsNorthCounty.com
Pathfinder Workshops: Pathfinder@BeaconsNorthCounty.com

Telephone:

760-448-6230

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