A social media campaign launched by the City & Guilds Group is encouraging people from a range of careers to come forward with their stories of skills development.

The #MySkillsStory campaign is encouraging people of all ages to share educational experiences that have had a profound impact on their lives on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The campaign has already been backed by Jim McMahon, the Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton, and Chris Williamson, the Labour MP for Derby North, who have both described their experiences as former apprentices in an online video.

The aim of #MySkillsStory is to showcase how skills development can help people secure their dream job, or even improve at a hobby, with entries collated on the City & Guilds Group website.

The best entries each month will be awarded a digital badge from digital credentialing service DigitalMe, which means they can be entered for a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence, which recognises the achievements of learners, lecturers, and trainers.

Chris Jones (pictured), the group’s chief executive, said: “It’s great to see so many people sharing their stories about how learning new skills have helped them achieve their goals, whether that’s in education or employment.

“The City & Guilds Group are committed to championing skills development across the world and I want to encourage everyone to keep sharing their stories with us to continue to celebrate these successes.”

People can submit their stories on social media by using the #MySkillsStory hashtag. To view more video submissions, click here.

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