From Equity@Work, Atlanta CareerRise:
The Rework America Allliance (RAA) is a nationwide collaboration designed to provide resources to expand workforce opportunities for millions of unemployed and low-wage workers across the country. For the past several months, CareerRise, Goodwill of North Georgia, and the Metro Atlanta Chamber have been working to align regional strategies like Equity@Work and Opportunity ATL with the resources provided through the RAA partnership.
A key component of the tools resulting from this work involves support for skill development for career coaches/advisors. Career coaches are professionals who are passionate about empowering learners and job seekers to begin, change, or advance their career paths by providing coaching support, guidance, and resources. The module provided currently through the portal below is designed to embed skills-based career navigation into a coach’s daily practice in an interactive, self-paced way. Additional modules are in production and staff may earn badges to demonstrate mastery of the content.
The Virtual Coach Training Program
The Virtual Foundational Skills Career Coach Training is designed to develop the competencies that will lead to skills-based, human-centered, and equity-driven career coaches. The training consists of four modules, each inclusive of a group of courses designed under an overall theme: Skills-based Coaching Application, Human-Centered Coaching, Effective and Equitable Career Navigation, and Exploring and Upskilling for the Future of Work. The first four courses developed in the Skills-Based Coaching Application module are now available.
These courses provide career coaches with a new, skills-based approach to career navigation, including helping job seekers understand the value of the current skills they have and position them to gain skills over time. Coaches will be introduced to digital tools that will improve ways to think about career progressions and simplify the process of matching a person’s skills to specific job postings. The full Human-Centered Coaching module will be available in early November. Courses to follow will include those covering racial equity in career coaching, benefits cliffs, and labor market information.
To access the courses on the Learning Management System (LMS), please:
- Visit training.skillful.com
- Click the “create new account” button in the middle of the page
- Agree to the Terms of Service
- Fill in your profile information and use the affiliate code (CGWNOGA21) create your new account
- An account confirmation will go to your email (be sure to check your junk folder too) – if you do not receive an email in 24 hours, please reach back out to us.
- Confirm account and Log-In
- On the training dashboard page, explore the page to learn about modules to come and then select The Skills-based Coaching Application module
- Fill out the intake form and then begin the first courses!
If you are having trouble accessing the course or have direct questions, please reach out to the Markle Coaching team at: [email protected]
Click here for a description additional valuable resources made possible through the Rework America Alliance.
MAX is honored to serve as a supportive partner to the Rework America Alliance and all the partners involved.