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your own Personalized Career Track
CareerBooster (Skill Profiling and Assessments for the Student) is a simple way to build personalized
career plans in meeting technology, project management, and business productivity skills,
through interactive assessments and automated gap analysis.
Try CareerBooster's New Role Profiling Tool - Advance your career by targeting the skills you need based on requirements for specific job roles. Keep your education goals on track by adding courses of interest to your personal queue for assessment.
many companies are faced with the challenge of migrating to and/or implementing
new technologies to adapt to the changing business needs. As they plan for
these initiatives, many questions may arise, like
“Do we have the staff to support the initiative?" or
"Will we keep the implementation of those strategies in-house or outsource?"
or "How will we train our employees to
support and utilize the investments that we have made?”
To plan and
position these initiatives effectively, organizations need to assess the skill
sets of their employees, map out their desired future skill base, identify
their gaps, prioritize who and what skill knowledge to increase and finally,
prove a return on their investment.
In 1998, the
owners SMART decided to invest in the creation of a tool
that would help organizations make those decisions. In 2000, SMART (Skills
Measurement Assessment Resource Tool) was launched. This browser-based tool
allows organizations to map job roles to technologies. Users are assessed on a
wide variety of technologies of where skill gaps are then recognized. Specific
educational solutions are produced with recommendations which align the
right education for the right needs.
However, we soon
realized that many people take a personal
interest in developing their own skill sets too, so we created CareerBooster.
CareerBooster is a tool that allows you to profile your own interests and assess your skill level based
on numerous technologies and other on-demand skills. It helps determine skills
gaps and then maps a personalized educational solution to close those gaps.
As an education
provider, Benchmark Learning not only uses the tool for the
benefit of our students, we also use it internally for two audiences: our
instructors and our training / career advisors. For example, Our instructors may view information
and skill levels of their students prior to the first day of their class. From the data
collected, they’re able to customize their teaching to the needs of the
students and promoting an added degree of student service therefore promoting a higher than normal
evaluations. Our training / career advisors use CareerBooster as a value added approach
to validate training recommendations, track when students have taken classes
and help improve our class utilization. All of these factors have helped with
our overall success as an organization, which, from a customer service
standpoint, help increase our quality as measured by Metrics That Matter
Benchmark Learning supports both SMART and CareerBooster
as a part of our overall business plan in delivering quality solutions to our students.
Want to learn more about these valuable tools?
Contact Us or
call us at (952) 896-6800