Greenville-based Smart Work Network has been awarded a contract with SC Accelerate, a consortium of S.C. technical colleges, to bring its predictive career tool, CareerChoiceGPS, to a new generation of adult learners. Terms of the contract, funded through a U.S. Dept. of Labor grant, were not disclosed.
Smart Work Network will provide SC Accelerate member colleges the CareerChoiceGPS for use by the colleges’ admissions and career services teams, allowing the institutions to use data and predictive analytics to advise their students on educational programs and career opportunities determined by each learner’s personality traits, learned behaviors and prior work experiences.
SC Accelerate’s member colleges are Greenville Technical College, Spartanburg Community College, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Tri-County Technical College, Trident Technical College and York Technical College.
“Now more than ever, colleges and universities are being called to articulate career-oriented learning outcomes and demonstrate effective job placement and retention for graduates,” said Jane Allen, founder and CEO of Smart Work Network. “Our normative CareerChoiceGPS assessment answers this call, equipping high schools, colleges and universities with a tool that predictively matches students’ hardwired traits and potential with available education choices, career opportunities and local industry workforce needs.”
According to Smart Work Network, the CareerChoiceGPS has demonstrated up to 99.5% accuracy in predicting the potential for high job performance and retention, matching individuals to specific job roles, assignments, and business and organizational cultures.
Mark Stewart, the consortium’s director, said: “Students who take the CareerChoiceGPS will know which career paths are their best fit using predictive analytics, validated by over 3,500 companies and hundreds of job roles. The result for the colleges is higher retention and graduation rates, as well as the ability to aggregate students’ data to align academic curriculum with local industry partners’ needs. And S.C. employers benefit from being able to have the data that matches the graduates’ credentialing and hardwired potential to local and state specific workforce needs.”
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