GetWorkerFITTM is an end-to-end solution designed to support both high school and college students from assessment, to internships, to job placement.
Watch Video: The Power of GetWorkerFIT
“You don’t know what you don’t know”
You don’t know what you don’t know is certainly is an old cliché, yet it is one of the major factors that leads a student down the wrong educational and / or career path. Imagine if students were able to discover their specific aptitudes, values, interests and personality type and those characteristics were matched to in-demand career opportunities. Would that information be valuable to have before making critical educational and career decisions?
The dreaded undecided title that most students bear comes early in their educational journey, unfortunately for some, it can stay too long. Undecided is a lack of self-awareness and of where the students believe they fit into the bigger picture. The good news: there is a way to help students of all ages find the right FIT for them.
The assessment requires approximately two hours to complete and the student is guided through each step of the process using engaging avatars. Once completed, the personalized knowledge they gain about their strengths, skills, and interests can be transformational and open their eyes to what they now know about themselves and what they can be good at!
The next step in the GetWorkerFIT process is to schedule a session with one of our career coaches to go over the results and laser focus them on a career plan.
“A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life.” – John Wooden
The key to the coaching session is to expose and expand what a student sees as a possibility, to see what they could be good at. You truly don’t know what you don’t know and we believe this is why students do not reach their potential because they have not found where they fit in. Our professional career coaches help them discover and develop a step by step educational plan to guide them toward their yet undiscovered potential.
Employers want to make sure essential job functions are performed safely on day 1
PhysicalFIT is a screen of musculoskeletal health and physical fitness that provides students with objective information about their physical capabilities in areas like full body range of motion, coordination, balance, vision and dynamic strength. All of these represent key physical attributes important for proper job placement and performance.
PhysicalFIT is an optional module in the GetWorkerFIT program.
93% of Employers believe that Universities are Failing
Chegg’s research looked deeply at the disconnect from the perspective of employers, university faculty, and recent graduates. The results indicated that 93% of employers believed that universities were failing in providing their graduates with the critical professional skills necessary for the world of work.
In the same study, 80% of college graduates reported that they felt that their Universities had let them down in preparing them for the world of work. And yet, 98% of University faculty, participating in the same survey, felt they were doing a good job of preparing graduates for work and for life.
This study went on to define what employers are demanding of their new hires.
Employers Want Graduates Who Can:
- Communicate in All Forms
- Utilize Microsoft Office & Internet Plus Tools
- Utilize Innovative Thinking & Problem Solving Skills
- Have Business Acumen
- Work in Teams to Execute Against Goals
- Adapt to Change
- Have Self-Management Skills
Accenture (2017) defined these as the essential skills for employees across all industry sectors. Obtaining GetWorkerFITTM Professional Certifications supports the student in obtaining employer-required and sought after professional work skills.
GetWorkerFITTM is a blended program of online courses and experiential labs. In the experiential labs, students are required to demonstrate that they have competency in each skill through focused activities. At the completion of each professional course, the participant is awarded a micro-certification leading up to the national certification for professional skill attainment, GetWorkerFIT Certified (GWFC).
Professional skills are the foundation of building a successful career. It does not matter if you are working in retail, construction or in IT. Mastering these essential skills is the key to becoming a true professional.
“You Never get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression.”
FinishFIT is an optional program that supports GetWorkerFITTM students in preparing for all types of interviews and job searches. Through a blended program, participants focus on:
- Customer Service
- Confidentiality in the Workplace
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Professional Image
As a part of the FinishFIT program, students take courses online and then have the option to work with a virtual GWF Certified Coach who reviews the participants resume and cover letter and conducts virtual mock interviews. Participants get direct feedback on how to improve their overall presentation of their skills and competencies both in written formats and in person.
“Employers and recruiters identify candidates with pre-qualified skills”
When you complete AssessFIT, you are automatically entered into the WorkerFIT database, and as you progress through the GetWorkerFIT program, your certifications are automatically added to your profile.
There are several benefits of being listed in the WorkerFIT job search database:
- WF database is a living resume that stays with you for as long as you like. You can update and modify it, you can make yourself visible to employers, or, if you have found the perfect job, turn the search feature off.
- WF Internship search model: If you are a high school or college student and you have not achieved degrees or certifications but are looking for the perfect internship, WF can help. Your personal strengths and skills are automatically generated in your profile after taking AssessFIT. This information is put in our WF database to allow companies to find you for your awesome potential, even if you don’t have a lot of experience.
- Companies search for you on your strengths, aptitudes and interests, improving the likelihood of finding the right FIT for you.
- Best of all, your WorkerFIT profile is a FREE part of the GetWorkerFIT program!
Do you have more questions or just like to talk to one of our representatives?, call (216) 202-5310
Did You Know?
The Average High School Student Receives 38 Minutes of Career Coaching
Engagement in Learning for High School Boys Averages in the 40th Percentile
Engagement in Learning for High School Girls Averages in the 70th Percentile
Only 34% of Jobs by 2020 Will Require a Four-Year College Degree
70% of All High Demand Jobs Will Require Certification or Post-Secondary Education
College Loan Indebtedness is at a All Time High
Less Than 55% of College Graduates Get a Job in Their Field of Study
It is Estimated That 50% of the Jobs today will be Obsolete every 7-10 Years