Rotterdam, Netherlands, June 7, 2018AIESEC and Ubiquity University have signed a unique agreement that provides AIESEC globally with a competency-based talent management system and enables AIESEC members and exchange participants to receive professional and academic credentials for the work they do and experiences they have with AIESEC.

As AIESEC members demonstrate competencies through their everyday work, and are assessed as part of AIESEC’s new professional talent management practices, they will be given the opportunity to turn those competencies into badges that can be shared on social media and stacked into professional and academic degrees based on international standards.

Ubiquity’s UbiCert Global Standard Credentials enable credentials to be mapped to equivalent credentials in countries and industry sectors all over the world. This gives AIESEC members the qualification they need for their particular context and career ambitions.

AIESEC and Ubiquity’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also means that AIESEC members with a Ubiquity credential can demonstrate to the world their qualifications in dealing with one or more of the Global Goals, based on UNESCO’s SDG competence framework.

“The partnership between AIESEC and Ubiquity will re-invent learning as we know it by enabling AIESECers to get competency-based credentials and academic credit for their internships. This is important because competency stacks are now competing with degrees as something employers are looking for in the people they hire” states Jim Garrison, Ubiquity’s Founder and President.

“AIESEC looks forward to continuing the great work and relationship that we have with Ubiquity as we further engage and develop young people around the world. In embedding Ubiquity’s credential program within AIESEC’s exchange programs and leadership development practices, the key soft skills and competencies that young people gain in our programs are transferrable to their desired field. This makes them more competitive, employable, and adaptable to the ever-changing challenges of the world” affirms Abdelrahman Ayman, AIESEC’s Global President.

For more information about Ubiquity and AIESEC’s work, visit aiesec.org.

About AIESEC:

AIESEC is a global organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. With offices in more than 122 countries and territories, AIESEC is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Around the world, AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe.
For more information visit: www.aiesec.org

About Ubiquity:

Ubiquity is an accredited global university designed for Social Impact. We believe that young people everywhere must be supported with the skills they need to solve pressing global problems that are threatening the planetary ecology and human society. Ubiquity invites activists and students from around the world to join our global community and learn how to have a real impact on real issues. We offer learning experiences toward degrees, certificates and credentials for change makers and social entrepreneurs of all kinds aimed at transforming personal passion into collaborative actions for the greater good. At the heart of Ubiquity’s purpose is to generate collaborative creativity around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To do so, we have established a $25,000 Global Creativity Award for the best solutions to one of the 17 SDGs.

For more information visit: www.ubiquityuniversity.org

 

For more information, please contact:

Joaquim Sanvictores, AIESEC, joaquims@ai.aiesec.org

Jim Garrison, Ubiquity University, jgarrison@ubiquityuniversity.org

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