Benefits of a partnership with us:

Middle Schools &
High Schools

Statistics show that of the U.S. students that go on to college, a large proportion will never earn their degree. We believe that many of those same students also will enter the workforce with inadequate career exploration. Our platform can assist in addressing the elephant in the room—should they have attended college in the first place? If they need to obtain a degree, it will be with a purpose!

Primary benefits for middle schoolers and high schoolers:

  • Students enjoy visual career exploration. Meaningful. Simple. No gimmicks.
  • VocationalDNA empowers students to discover themselves through the lens of career fit.
  • Administrators can align students’ VocationalDNA with local industry demand.

For nearly two decades, many states and local districts have been hyper-focused on “college readiness” in the traditional sense of obtaining admission. We subscribe to the definition of college readiness as “having had adequate career exploration, having a comprehensive understanding of one’s current interests and skills in relation to the occupational demand, and the having the outlook needed to succeed in college coursework, or in a workforce training program!

Primary benefits for college and university students:

  • All the benefits for Middle Schools & High Schools PLUS:
  • Students can make data-driven choices between an apprenticeship or degree.
  • Administrators can design degree programs driven by VocationalDNA to meet industry demands.
Colleges &
Adults &
Workforce Agencies

Research from McKinsey found 82 percent of executives at large organizations believe retraining and reskilling must be at least half of the answer to addressing their skills gap, with 27 percent calling it a top five priority. Reskilling is an important solution to the talent shortage. As long as there is low unemployment, companies need to consider what training they can provide to new and existing talent to constantly close new skill gaps.  That talent pool may already be on staff; and can be discovered through VocationalDNA. In addition, independent agencies and training programs can also use VocationalDNA correlated with local industry demand to train or reskill with a purpose!

Primary benefits for adults and workforce agencies:

  • All the benefits for Colleges & Universities PLUS:
  • Users gain a competitive edge with skills training driven by their unique VocationalDNA.
  • Agencies can increase placements by using data to serve both the user and employer.

Research has shown two things to be true. According to the ACLU, more than 75% of formerly incarcerated Americans will be re-arrested within five years of release. Also, nearly 75% of formerly incarcerated individuals find themselves jobless a year after release. In fact, research has found that unemployment is the single most important predictor of recidivism. We’ve taken up arms to fight these statistics with research and development to deploy VocationalDNA for use in correctional facilities training and education programs. Why? Because re-incarceration is vastly more costly than providing in-facility education and training programs, and education reduces recidivism by increasing the likelihood of post-release employment. With adequate skills and meaningful direction for career fit, former inmates form a pool of highly successful employees. Providing education and training with VocationalDNA as a road map to career fits after release empowers and prepares former offenders to live in a way that benefits themselves and our communities.

Primary benefits for reentry and correctional facilities:

  • All the benefits for Adults & Workforce Agencies PLUS:
  • Adding VocationalDNA to existing training programs will help skeptical employers see candidates more as assets by affirming career fit.
Reentry &
Correctional Facilities
Government &
Economic Development

In today’s economic environment, vibrant communities depend heavily upon being able to adapt to fast-changing market forces. One of the key strategies communities are deploying to remain adaptable is to focus on closing the skills gap. Although that strategy is vital to recruiting and retaining industry, alone, it does not address the growing problem of attrition. Let’s accompany that strategy with closing the interest gap as well. How effective would it be for you to engage in interest-driven economic development? It doesn’t get any more aggressive and intentional than that!

Primary benefits for government and economic development:

  • Local and state government can improve and monitor pre-training activity for working-age adults in targeted areas.
  • Also, local and state government will better align resident interests and skills with local industry demand.
  • Over time, local and state government can use aggregate VocationalDNA data to assist user-driven economic development
  • Ultimately, local and state government will be able to develop models from VocationalDNA data to predict optimal site-locations based on short-and-long term demographic trends