SkillsBuild is a digital platform designed to give users the skills and career exploration tools they need for in-demand technology-related jobs.
Skills addressed: Problem Solving, Communication, Presenting, Public Speaking, Interpersonal skills, Teamwork, Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, Mindfulness, Flexibility, Resourcefulness, as well as other skills not listed here
Content and badging
Access and partnerships
● SkillsBuild is designed for organizations to enroll participants for individualized self-study and is not designed for group or classroom instruction.
● Coaches and advisors can work with individual participants to discuss learning plans, review career assessment, and monitor progress.
● The reading level of the materials varies, but are typically at 5.0 grade level and above, so some participants might need additional support and scaffolding.
● IBM digital badges can be added to resumes, social media, and LinkedIn profiles to boost job prospects and network.
Founded and backed by IBM, SkillsBuild also offers certification opportunities in partnership with Red Hat (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) and Fortinet (Network Security Expert). Participating partners include corporations, universities, and governments all over the world, among them India’s Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Japan’s Social Business Network, Israel’s Jewish Brains in HighTech, Canada’s Access Employment, and The Netherland’s IMC Weekend School. In the United States, partners include Military Spouse Jobs and Vet Jobs (CASY), Partner4Work, The United Way, the USO, and the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE).
Tags: Adaptability & Flexibility, Communication, Critical & Creative Thinking, Digital Literacy, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Initiative, Navigating & Using Information, Respecting Differences, Self-Management, Teamwork & Collaboration, Advising & Coaching Tool, Credentialing & Badging, Instructional Material, Audio / Video, Download & Print, Online, Free (Registration Required), Adult Education, English Language Learners, Higher Education, Workforce Development
Adaptability & Flexibility
Critical & Creative Thinking
Leadership & Initiative
Navigating & Using Information
Teamwork & Collaboration