Jobs program receives $75K NSF grant

FORT COLLINS — The National Science Foundation has granted $75,000 to jobZology’s PathwayU as the Career Compass Challenge Part 2 winner.

The Career Compass Challenge launched in November 2018 as part of an effort to modernize the American workforce. The challenge addressed not only the changing nature of work but also the pace of change to the types of work needed to carry out essential missions for American people and create the workforce for the 21st century.

The first part of the competition focused on collecting white paper concepts of possible solutions, and the second part encouraged submitters to leverage and build upon winning concepts to develop a working prototype.

Judges for the Career Compass Challenge represented multiple federal government agencies. They selected PathwayU because it best addressed the changing nature of work. PathwayU enables individuals to both identify optimal career paths and focus their retraining efforts. Specifically, the platform: 

  • Measures interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences with scientific assessments
  • Uses an algorithmic approach to recommend careers
  • Provides up-to-date information about the required knowledge and skills for matched jobs
  • Guides users to relevant learning opportunities, and 
  • Identifies well-fitting job opportunities available both within and outside of the federal government.

“Our PathwayU solution for the NSF Career Compass Challenge represents a vision more than 10 years old —  to create a platform in which users can find purposeful work while employers build a more engaged workforce. As a co-founder, I’m proud of the work Amy and our team have done to bring that vision to NSF,” Kurt Kraiger, co-founder and principal psychologist, said in a statement.

The team will use the money to continue research and software development to fulfill the vision of the world of work being filled with engaged workers.

PathwayU is a career guidance software that uses predictive analytics to help individuals identify education, career, and employment pathways aligned with match strength scores.

FORT COLLINS — The National Science Foundation has granted $75,000 to jobZology’s PathwayU as the Career Compass Challenge Part 2 winner.

The Career Compass Challenge launched in November 2018 as part of an effort to modernize the American workforce. The challenge addressed not only the changing nature of work but also the pace of change to the types of work needed to carry out essential missions for American people and create the workforce for the 21st century.

The first part of the competition focused on collecting white paper concepts of possible solutions, and the second part encouraged submitters to leverage and build upon winning concepts to develop a working prototype.

Judges for the Career Compass Challenge represented multiple federal government agencies. They selected PathwayU because it best addressed the changing nature of work. PathwayU enables individuals to both identify optimal career paths and focus their retraining efforts. Specifically, the platform: 

  • Measures interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences with scientific assessments
  • Uses an algorithmic approach to recommend careers
  • Provides up-to-date information about the required knowledge and skills for matched jobs
  • Guides users to relevant learning opportunities, and 
  • Identifies well-fitting job opportunities available both within and outside of the federal government.

“Our PathwayU solution for the NSF Career Compass Challenge represents a vision more than 10 years old —  to create a platform in which users can find purposeful work while…