Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well.
I’m sure like many of you the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly lingering in all the corners of my mind. I’ve been exploring some more of its recent implications on education and employment and trying to find creative solutions to some of these new world problems. This became the inspiration for my assignment and the context for this real-world venture.
I completed my Assignment 1 analyst report on a U.K. company called WhiteHat that is bridging skills gap by connecting apprentices with career-focused apprenticeships and hiring employees. I “collaborated” with the co-founders of WhiteHat and we established the affiliated company called GradHat that follows a similar business plan in the North American market but instead is marketed as an online learning platform that provides access to affordable (sometimes free) professional workplace training and certifications (in part as a response to this unprecedented rise of unemployment in the U.S. and Canada).
GradHat links multiple stakeholders such as learners, trainers, employers & their employees and curriculum developers via its online learning platform and training modules that employ microlearning practices and principles.
You can learn more about the company Here as well as find my elevator pitch Here and venture analysis Here
Looking forward to hearing some feedback so I can improve on my A3 and write some more reflections.