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LinkedIn Officially Endorses SBCC Career Skills Institute
Career Skills Institute digital badges are a high-visibility program component: participants earn a digital badge upon completion of each certificate program, which may include from two to four courses taken during a single SBCC semester or over multiple semesters. Digital badges can be posted on online profiles such as LinkedIn, websites and resumes, to easily showcase competitive skills to employers.
“Endorsement from LinkedIn will help us tremendously to raise awareness of our programs
among employers, employees and job-seekers here in the Santa Barbara community,” said
Shelly Dixon, Director of the SBCC Career Skills Institute. “We are grateful for the
powerful resources we are able to offer in cooperation with Lynda.com, and we are
excited to see the impact of Career Skills Institute digital badges as our participants
begin to deploy them on their LinkedIn profiles.”
During its inaugural 2015-2016 academic year, SBCC Career Skills Institute served over 1,800 participants and 20 local employers. Registration is now open for Spring Semester classes, which start January 17. To register for classes and workshops online at www.sbcc.edu/csi or in person at the SBCC Wake Campus, 300 N. Turnpike Road. For more information, call 683-8282.
Career Skills Institute at Santa Barbara City College
The SBCC Career Skills Institute launched in 2015 to address the growing gap between the skills employers need and want and current workforce skills. The innovative program serves job-seekers, employers and employees with tuition–free noncredit certificate programs to provide career training for employees and job seekers. Participants can earn certificates and digital badges demonstrating knowledge and skills in over 25 areas of business, design and technology. For more information, visit www.sbcc.edu/csi or call 683-8282.
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