Mozilla's Open Badges offers a way to certify the kind of skills we all gather outside of formal environments. Maybe you've picked up a skill, but can't honestly say you used it as part of your job -- or maybe you have, but it's not strictly in your job description. This isn't a liability in a small company, but if you work for a large organization you might find it difficult to claim that skill when you look for your next position.
Enter the badge: Earn a badge, and you can show certification of your skill. "Level up at work" - I like that phrase.
More on this here: hackeducation.