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Edge Factor

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.

WholeStory

WholeStory prepares job seekers to develop their personal story to communicate and highlight their strengths and skills.

The Hechinger Report: With a Degree No Longer Enough, Job Candidates Are Told To Prove Their Skills in Tests

This article describes how one in four employers now use pre-hiring assessments to find prospective employees. The assessments’ popularity is fueled by employers who no longer consider a college degree to be a measure of career preparedness and therefore no longer require a college degree. Employers also use pre-hiring assessments to ensure more equitable hiring, since fewer African Americans hold college degrees. Advances in technology and artificial intelligence make it possible to create assessments that measure whether an applicant can work in teams, communicate well, and make good decisions. Tech employers have been drawn to hackathons to find talented students who demonstrate their drive and ingenuity to solve a problem. Since COVID-19, with an increased number of job candidates, and health risks making it hard to meet in person, the use of pre-hiring assessments is growing faster than in the past.

English for Specific Careers

English for Specific Careers from BurlingtonEnglish offers specialized career courses with contextualized vocabulary, workplace success skills, and real-life workplace scenarios to help students succeed in current or new careers.

Success Skills for CNAs Video Series

Success Skills for CNAs Video Series offers six videos to help new and incumbent employees recognize and build workplace success skills.

Valor Manufacturing Training

Valor Manufacturing offers the 180 Skills suite of on-demand, industry-specific skills training to meet student and worker manufacturing training needs across industries and organizations.

Career Exploration & Soft Skills

The BurlingtonEnglish Career Exploration & Soft Skills blended course helps students learn English, identify career and academic pathways, and develop the personal and workplace success skills needed for career success.

Developing Soft Skills in CTE

Developing Soft Skills in CTE (Career and Technical Education) course for instructors offers strategies for personal and workplace success skills instruction, integration into programming, and measurement of skill development.

College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators

The FHI 360 College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators provides a framework-based guide with specific activities for college and career readiness instruction, advising, and coaching.

Credential Finder

Credential Finder is a search engine tool for exploring and comparing credentialing opportunities that are published to the Credential Registry.

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