Edge Factor offers industry-focused career exploration video stories to inspire students and job seekers to explore and prepare for new career pathways while showcasing local opportunities.
Skills addressed: Communication, Dependability, Teamwork, Technology Use, Problem Solving, Initiative, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Self-Awareness
Workforce development resources
Edge Factor was founded by Jeremy Bout to raise awareness of and change perceptions of manufacturing work. His first film about manufacturing took hold in schools and he established Edge Factor to continue the work. Edge Factor now works with K–12 schools, workforce development organizations, communities, and trade organizations to educate job seekers and students about the variety of careers in skilled trades. The company partners with industry and trade groups, such as the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and Women in Manufacturing, to create and produce media content. Edge Factor also has partnerships with hundreds of companies, including Siemens, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and NBC.
Tags: Adaptability & Flexibility, Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking, Digital Literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Initiative, Self-Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Advising & Coaching Tool, Credentialing & Badging, Audio / Video, Download & Print, Immersive Learning, Online, Technology, Paid Subscription, Adult Education, Older Youth, Workforce Development
Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Teamwork & Collaboration