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Identify your Skills, Optimize Your Career Search and Job Opportunities

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*PLEASE NOTE* IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE SESSION IN JANUARY OR MARCH, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP AGAIN. EACH SESSION COVERS THE SAME INFORMATION AND IS ONLY REQUIRED ONCE.

Canada West Foundation is launching a joint action research project aimed at assisting unemployed, underemployed, and transitioning professionals in Alberta. Designed to assist in the development of an improved job search platform and to advertise alternative options for employers, the research project brings together partners from the GoldMind Project, Global Talent Utility (formerly Jobickle), Vametric and Griffiths Sheppard Consulting.

The first part of the project will involve a series of free half-day workshops for individuals seeking a new job or career. At these workshops, participants will learn how to articulate and document skills and competencies that are “transversal” – that is, they have applicability across a broad range of occupations and industries.

The next step will be to build a profile of technical competencies, where participants will have the opportunity to place special focus on their higher-level skills in problem solving, decision making, critical thinking/analysis, communication, collaboration, creativity, and digital skills – those competencies that are in high demand, but difficult to measure, and critical for success. These profiles will be housed on the Global Talent Utility platform.

In parallel, we will be working with senior operations and HR management professionals – teaching them a process for identifying and articulating these critical competencies for various jobs in their organizations. These job profiles will also be stored on the Global Talent Utility platform.

Individuals will, upon their consent, have the opportunity to have their individual profiles matched to the job profiles. Exact matching between employers and participants is possible, but not assured. However, using Global Talent Utility, the level of match to a variety of available jobs will be determined. Skills gaps and associated learning pathways may also be identified. Other services may also be available, including testing to verify competency levels in particular skills through Vametric’s Valid-8 platform.

Ultimately, this project seeks to transform the way that potential employees connect with new career opportunities and the way that employers view and assess employee skills and competencies. The information from the workshops will be used to create a proof of concept for defining and publishing competencies that are transferable across industries, with the intent to be adopted as a new standard for career competency frameworks. This is an opportunity to be part of the change we wish to make in the employment landscape.

NOTE: BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP (BYOL). Participants are strongly encouraged to attend with a fully charged laptop so that their information can be added to the system real-time. It might be possible to update the system with your competency assessment information developed during the workshop at a later time, but this will delay the process of gathering and analyzing the information.

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