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Thursday, November 7 • 10:45am - 11:10am
Open to be Qualified

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Students are often faced with the difficult question of how to match their academic credentials and their life experiences with potential jobs. A new tool from Qualified enables potential students to submit a summary of their background, which is then evaluated, in order to dynamically identify and document their career-based experience and academic experience. This information is then used to develop a skill-based profile. This profile can then be used to evaluate possible fits to job listings, identify skill gaps between current and desired positions, and recommend courses that directly address these gaps.

This process allows potential students in today?s workforce to better understand how their own skills and background fit with their dream jobs. Qualified measures each course in terms of skills, and directs prospective students to classes and programs they are missing in order to reach their career choice. The student is provided with numerous options to help them reach their goal. Qualified is committed to providing open access and coordination with all open educational resource providers. Thus, options are not restricted to any one school or program.

Further, this tool is designed to assist employers as well, in that its aim is to assure that potential employees are career-driven and qualified for the offered position. The goal is to help employers spend less time learning about an applicants? background, and more time developing their employees potential! Additionally, it gives employers the opportunity to help current employees evaluate their current skills and then match them with open education resources, in order to continue to grow and develop as professionals. Another service that Qualified will provide is a data bank that will allow students to see available positions.

Speakers
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John Ittelson

Professor, CSU Monterey Bay
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Peter Smith

Senior Vice President - Academic Strategies and De, Kaplan University
Peter Smith has been leading innovation in higher education domestically and internationally for over 40 years. Founder and first president of two colleges, the Community College of Vermont (1970) and California State University, Monterey Bay (1995), Peter has also served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at George Washington University and as the Assistant Director General for Education at UNESCO in Paris, France. Smith is... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2013 10:45am - 11:10am
Painted Horse

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