FinTech firm, Climb Credit, introduced yesterday the ClimbTalent platform to increase access to career training. The platform links job-ready talent with diverse educational and career backgrounds. Employers, staffing agencies, and recruiters seeking new hires can connect with upskiller and career-switcher community members.
With the ClimbTalent platform, Climb Credit is utilizing its extensive experience and data acquired from over 8 years in the career training industry to facilitate the swift and assured hiring of candidates with non-traditional technical backgrounds by employers. Climb is teaming up with firms seeking to fill vacancies in fields such as software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and other technical roles and linking them to their pre-screened pool of over 100,000 proficient members from more than 200 school alumni communities.
Employers increasingly recognize the value of non-degree career-focused credentials and look at skills rather than degrees when hiring. Focus on skillsets provide access to a diverse pool of skilled candidates, with 60% of the US workforce lacking a college degree. However, career-switcher alumni from such programs still face obstacles in finding jobs, including evaluation of education providers and skills mapping. These challenges often result in employers relying on traditional degree requirements, which filter out qualified skill-trained candidates.
The platform aims to assist businesses in overcoming obstacles to recruitment and concentrate on the necessary job-related abilities. It provides job-ready resources to proficient candidates, such as resume guidance, mentoring, and technical interview support. These tools help graduates communicate their skill sets more effectively and demonstrate how they can translate into different job roles.
Casey Powers, CEO of Climb Credit, said, "Over the years, we've been able to witness the positive impact that skill-based education can have on people." She further added, "After years of pursuing our mission to increase access to career-advancing education, we're ready for the next step, to help their graduates enter careers and fill workforce gaps with strong, capable employees."
(Source – CISION PR Newswire)
About Climb Credit
Climb Credit is a student lending platform that offers greater accessibility, affordability, and accountability for career advancement and transformation. Its objective is to empower individuals to reach their career goals, regardless of their credit history. Climb Credit accomplishes this by selecting schools and programs with a proven track record of increasing graduates' earning potential. It then offers financing alternatives designed to match the unique requirements of those pursuing professional growth and higher salaries. Climb Credit collaborates with schools that teach a broad range of subjects, including cybersecurity, pilot training, data science, heavy machine operation, culinary arts, and coding.