Looking For a Job? ed2go’s “Skill Map” Kick Starts Your Career Journey
Jobseekers can explore careers, identify and acquire skills, and connect with employers
Temecula, CA, April 30, 2018 — ed2go, a Cengage company, has launched Skill Map, a career exploration and planning tool that streamlines the education-to-employment process. Using Skill Map, job seekers can explore career options, view job demand data and average salary information and see the skills employers are looking for geographically. After building a skill profile, users will receive personalized course recommendations to close their skill gap, and can enroll directly in online courses with ed2go or its network of more than 2,100 college and university partners.
“Often when people embark on a career journey, they find a process that is disjointed, complicated, and challenging to navigate,” said Jonathan Lau, Senior Vice President, Skills Group, Cengage. “With Skill Map, we’re making it easy for job seekers to figure out what jobs might be right for them, and then get the right skills and education for that job. It’s also a great tool for those working with jobs seekers, like workforce boards, to help get people moving along the career journey faster.”
Skill Map, one of many career journey tools ed2go plans to launch this year, provides actionable data job seekers can use to make smart career pathway decisions. Additional tools from ed2go will help simplify and streamline the process for building meaningful careers—from exploring careers, to acquiring skills, to connecting with employers. Cengage is also piloting a program to connect learners directly with employers to bridge the last mile. The company is working with employers in the fields of HVAC, pharmacy and truck technician.
About Cengage and ed2go
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. ed2go, a Cengage company, is a leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. With a catalog of over 600 offerings and a network of more than 2,100 top colleges and universities, ed2go offers partner institutions and organizations the opportunity to provide unprecedented access to affordable online education. www.ed2go.com