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Springboard

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Peter Ducker
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Suki Kalirai
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Leah De Silva
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David Stalker
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Charles Wilford
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Gerald Eve

activepassport is the path to a new career

30 Nov 2011
by Suki Kalirai, Interim CEO, SkillsActive
Unlike traditional social media sites, activepassport has a validation and verification process which means users can feel confident the people they're connecting with have the right skills, training and experience.

According to an article I read recently, employers can invite individuals to apply for jobs by submitting their LinkedIn profile. In our fast-paced digital age, people expect almost instantaneous responses.

Even the most resistant of us can't fail to be impressed by how social media has transformed the way we communicate.

The article also resonated with me because SkillsActive has been involved with the development of a new-online skills record called activepassport. It aims to let individuals log all their qualifications, skills and experience; let employers verify their in-house training; and give training providers the chance to give an overview of a client's skills and qualifications.

As expected, this has been a long, technically-challenging process but one we hope will help achieve our goal of ensuring more people in our industry are better qualified and skilled.

If we're to help people become more work-ready we have to ensure every skill and opportunity is at their disposal.

Part of meeting this challenge is creating a system which allows gaps in training and skills to be recognised by both individuals and employers as well as giving training providers the chance to tailor courses/programmes they offer to meet these gaps.

As the sector skills council for active, leisure and wellbeing, accountability and endorsement are things we take very seriously. Verification is, therefore, at the heart of activepassport.

Unlike traditional social media sites, activepassport has a validation and verification process which means users, whether they're individuals, training providers or employers, can feel confident the people they're connecting with have the right skills, training and experience.

We're now about to begin a three-month trial of activepassport with two major fitness employers, before rolling it out the rest of the industry.

As with all digital platforms, activepassport will change and adapt according to the needs of its users so it will be interesting to see what this trial shows.



Tags: Leisure Opportunities  health & fitness  sport & recreation  training  public sector 

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