Soft skills have always been important to employers, but they’re growing in demand because they’re the skills that can’t be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence
IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) March 06, 2019
MaxKnowledge, the leading provider of online employee training solutions for career education institutions, today launched CareerPrepped – an online career success system that helps job seekers continuously build in-demand soft skills, prove their soft and hard skills, and showcase their proven abilities.
Overwhelming research indicates that soft skills such as communication and collaboration are critical to career success. A well-known survey from the Wall Street Journal found that 92% of executives said soft skills were equal to or more important than technical skills. While technical skills, also known as hard skills, like coding or cooking are needed to do certain types of work, soft skills are needed universally to do well in any type of work.
“Soft skills have always been important to employers, but they’re growing in demand because they’re the skills that can’t be replaced by robots and artificial intelligence,” said Dr. Amir Moghadam, CEO of MaxKnowledge and Founder of CareerPrepped. “Research also shows that employers have difficulty finding candidates with soft skills. This means that job seekers must not only build soft skills, but they must also make their skills visible and verifiable to employers.”
“CareerPrepped is a lifelong career success system that enables job seekers and working adults to continuously build, prove, and showcase their abilities to maintain market relevance and employability,” said Robert Pearl Starks, CareerPrepped Product Leader. “The system is available for subscription by both individuals as well as institutions that prepare individuals for the workforce. We already have institutional subscribers ranging from coding bootcamps and single-campus schools to national multi-campus institutions.”
“We’re pleased to be an early adopter of CareerPrepped and we intend to roll it out to both our students and alumni,” said Maryse Levy, Vice President of Student Development at ECPI University. “Following our recent adoption of Blockchain technologies to issue certificates and degrees, CareerPrepped provides us with yet another opportunity to empower our students and alumni to be in control of their achievements while supplying high quality talent to employers with verifiable qualifications and skills.”
The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has adopted CareerPrepped as a membership service for ACCSC-accredited institutions. “We think ACCSC’s CareerPrepped partnership with MaxKnowledge may help our member schools increase their students’ labor market competitiveness and enhance their success in the workplace,” said Dr. Michale McComis, Executive Director of ACCSC. “We’re particularly pleased with the platform’s self-directed and competency-based approach to help students build their soft skills, which are essential for the workplace and seemingly in demand by employers across an array of industries.”
CareerPrepped is a lifelong career success system that empowers individuals to continuously build in-demand soft skills, prove their soft and hard skills with digital badges and portfolio evidence, and showcase their full set of abilities to employers through their own personal webpage. The system enables institutions that prepare individuals for the workforce to increase the career-readiness and employment outcomes of those they serve, scale career support, and provide lifelong opportunities for career success. Ultimately, CareerPrepped helps employers recruit and retain talent with the essential workplace skills they need. CareerPrepped is powered by MaxKnowledge, Inc., the leading provider of online employee training solutions for career education institutions. Learn more about CareerPrepped at http://www.careerprepped.com.