Student and unemployed people need the badges they earn are a currency that needs to be accepted by employers and institutions of higher ed.
employer-produced challenges and badges or assessing badges
earning badge-sets = internview for internship
survey the industry for needed skills to create badges from
industry participate in the assessment process
scan job listings to discover needed skills
respond to future needs in the industry after learning process - future casting
can you develop job skills for jobs that don't exist yet
can you develop a core set of skills of - project mgmt, creativity, design, etc.
employer search - https://www.odesk.com/ but for badges
the transition from seat time to compitency based
dual-credit for badges