SkillSmart exists to transform the talent development process in America and generate efficient employment outcomes, particularly in communities and groups where un- and underemployment is high. We bridge the chasm between business in need of talent and individuals in need of work.

The talent development system, which over relies on proxies that too often have discriminatory affects, is broken. Employers are frustrated that they can’t find people with the right skills, yet they lack the ability to articulate desired skills. Students are encouraged to take on debt to matriculate into courses with no connectivity to the world of work. And job seekers struggle because it’s unclear what jobs require, or where they can go to develop the skills needed.

SkillSmart provides the transparency necessary to bring the divergent pieces of the talent development system within a community together. SkillSmart helps employers identify the skills they need for a job, transitioning from a job d...
SkillSmart exists to transform the talent development process in America and generate efficient employment outcomes, particularly in communities and groups where un- and underemployment is high. We bridge the chasm between business in need of talent and individuals in need of work.

The talent development system, which over relies on proxies that too often have discriminatory affects, is broken. Employers are frustrated that they can’t find people with the right skills, yet they lack the ability to articulate desired skills. Students are encouraged to take on debt to matriculate into courses with no connectivity to the world of work. And job seekers struggle because it’s unclear what jobs require, or where they can go to develop the skills needed.

SkillSmart provides the transparency necessary to bring the divergent pieces of the talent development system within a community together. SkillSmart helps employers identify the skills they need for a job, transitioning from a job description to a skills description, and jettisoning traditional proxies that weed out rather than weed in. By strengthening the demand signal in the market place, SkillSmart empowers job seekers, service providers and trainers to better align to industry need.

Job seekers fill out a profile on the platform that weighs and calibrates their particular experience, returning a score of qualification for particular jobs. In addition to providing clarity around what skills are required and how their particular skills are valued, should an individual not yet be qualified for an opportunity, our platform equips them with education and training options to develop the specific skills they are missing for the specific opportunity of interest. By working with employers to define the exact skills needed for success, SkillSmart is able to match these skills to those held by candidates, reduce bias and pattern-matching, empower individuals to understand the skills they have, discover job opportunities that match their skills and put talent into the right roles and on the right path.
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