How can BDV Data Science Badges help in the selection of job candidates? Would your university like to issue badges that recognize data science skills? This webinar will explain the initiative being led by the BDVe project in collaboration with the BDVA Skills Task Force to recognize data science skills acquired through formal education. The main goal of this work is to address the needs of the different stake-holders in the data science ecosystem: university students, academia and industry. This initiative is based on the use of Open Badges which are issued by universities to students that have demonstrated that they have gained data science skills which were identified as being relevant to industrial needs.