Saturday, July 4, 2015

Digital Platform Seeks to Match Employers, Job Seekers, and Courses - Meg Bernhard, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Zoë Baird, Markle's president and chief executive, said the main idea is that collaborators will pool their resources to connect job seekers with employers and to offer job seekers the chance to enroll in college programs or classes if their credentials don’t yet meet employers’ needs. Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State, said in an interview on Tuesday that job seekers and employers alike would be able to use the platform as a sort of search engine; they could search for potential employers, and employers could find prospective employees with specific skills their companies needed. If someone seeking a job did not have the skills an employer was looking for, the Rework America Connected platform might connect them to community colleges or universities that could offer them the verifiable credentials or degrees they needed. In short, Ms. Baird said, the platform would "enable people to find the information they need when they need it."

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