Thames at Mitchell Creates Badge to Recognize Microcredentials

Thames Badge Ceremony

Pictured above: Thames at Mitchell College students and their families celebrate the end of the year with program staff at The Red Barn on May 7, 2022.

At their May 7 end-of-year celebration, forty-four Thames at Mitchell students earned a newly created digital badge in recognition of their completion of the holistic one-year program by meeting the following criteria:

  • Maintaining a 2.0 or better grade point average
  • Independently demonstrating competencies including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making, executive functioning and academics
  • Participating in at least one club or leadership opportunity

Badges are a way of recognizing microcredentials, which focus on a particular skill or competency and can be helpful to both students and employers.

“The Thames at Mitchell badge highlights the tenets of the program and acknowledges that the students met the established criteria. Badges document a student’s progress during an academic program. In general, badges help students show employers that they are ready for the workplace. Badges are collectable and portable. Students can add badges to their email signature, social media profiles, LinkedIn and other public places online.” —Beverly Scully, director of Thames at Mitchell