Within the next week or so we will be releasing some new and very cool updates to Career Pathways, our web-based module dedicated to skills and career exploration. These changes include a smoother, more user-friendly interface for analyzing re-employment scenarios and looking at occupation “skills” profiles.
We’ve also made it a lot easier to compare multiple occupations and drill down to see metrics like projected openings, job listings, wages, and training opportunities. The tool will now include radar charts so users can visualize the “shape” of an occupation and see the gaps between two occupations. In addition, up-to-date regional job listings (via Indeed) are part of the tool.
Here’s a quick tutorial of some of the new features:
- The new homepage now has a search box where you can type in the name or SOC code to get a list of occupations. Once an occupation is selected, you have two options to choose from: occupation profile or find new occupation.
- If you select “occupation profile,” you’ll first get a summary of the labor market outlook (jobs, growth, openings, and earnings) in that occupation. Then you can a drill down to see the knowledge, skill, and ability components that make up the occupation on radar charts (the example below is from Registered nurses). Below that, the jobs listings and available training from regional providers are included.
- If you select “occupation transition,” a transition report comes up with a list of relevant occupations, ranked by the most compatible. Once there, you can select multiple occupations and compare them to see which one makes the most sense for your re-employment scenario.
By going deeper into the compatibility section, you can clearly see the gaps in knowledge, skills, or abilities — if any exist — that would need to be addressed before moving a jobseeker into the new occupation.
If drill into the training portion, you can compare your base occupation and source occupation by looking at what percentage of workers in each field have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, for example. You can also see a list of regional institutions that offer training for that occupation.
The final details of the update are still being worked out, but if you would like to learn more and see a demo of the updated tool, please call a member of our Customer Solutions staff at 208.883.3500 or email Josh Stevenson.