Augusta Metro Chamber Launches Talent2Work.net
The Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce recently launched a unique regional workforce solutions technology platform Talent2Work.net with these primary goals:
- Serve as a customized geographical marketplace for job seekers and potential employers in the CSRA.
- Enable regional employers to create a digital storefront to market career opportunities by using the system’s built in career path resources to qualify prospective employees.
- Enable regional employers to seamlessly engage with K-12 teachers, students and other job seekers on industry skills and training and uptraining.
- Provide a robust tool for K-12 students and all job seekers to attain soft skill credentials online and build out a career path plan in their careers of choice and create visibility for themselves within the local job market.
The Workbay engine, which drives Talent2Work is unique in many respects. It is based on common language using nearly 900 career cards reflective of standardized occupational codes. “This takes a lot of the guesswork out of how job postings are displayed and how they are viewed by potential employees,” says Sue Parr, President & CEO of the Augusta Metro Chamber.
Another important feature of the Workbay system is that it is already curating job listings posted within our region through its data feeds across the country. Without any local employer starting to post job openings, “we already have nearly 2,000 jobs that will be posted on the site once we work with those employers to build out their digital storefront on Talent2Work.net,” Parr emphasized at the Chamber’s recent press conference. Parr encourages businesses in our region who have job openings to use the system with its easy to use job opportunity feature and, if you are already advertising for openings, “it’s likely we already have your listing through another data feed, and we can simply map that opening to your digital profile on Talent2Work.net.”
Through the creation of the Business Education Advisory Council, the Augusta Metro Chamber has been able to support workforce development in our region by developing Talent2Work.net. The Council pinpoints ways in which the business community can support the Richmond County School System in three key goal areas including higher graduation rates, academic achievement, and local workforce development. Thanks to the Chamber’s partnership with the Richmond County School System, all high school juniors and seniors within the district now have access to Talent2Work through a synchronous link between their online school platform and the Talent2Work.net website.