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December 17, 2019

WGU North Carolina Announces Strategic Partnership with Scoutr

Students will receive free access to soft-skills assessment and jobs platform

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of the national online Western Governors University, has partnered with Scoutr, an innovative Raleigh-based tech company, to help its students and graduates find employment opportunities in which they will thrive after graduation. 

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Through this partnership, WGU North Carolina is offering its students access to Scoutr’s soft-skills assessment tool and jobs platform free of charge.

Employers have lamented a lack of “soft skills” in some graduating college students that can limit their effectiveness on the job, such as the ability to focus in fast-moving environments or effectively “read a room” before engaging with others. To address this, Scoutr has developed a neuroscience-based, 24-point Soft Skills Awareness Assessment that gives students feedback on their soft skills and provides them with resources to help them practice and develop. 

Additionally, Scoutr hosts an advanced online platform for both employers and job seekers that accelerates interviews and hiring by using scientific algorithms. Jobseekers and hiring teams are matched based on skills, cultural values, and work-style preferences to ensure long-term success and happiness.

“We’ve been very impressed with Scoutr’s skills-based approach to career development,” said WGU North Carolina Chancellor Catherine Truitt. “About 87 percent of WGU graduates are employed in their field of study, and this partnership will provide them with advanced self-awareness and resources as well as enhanced visibility to employers in the region to find their perfect job.”

“Our system leverages data gleaned from candidate and employer assessments to pair the right candidates with the right job opportunities,” said Brandon Stevens, founder and CEO of Scoutr. “This process infuses more data and organizational psychology throughout the talent-acquisition process to create a more successful recruitment model than resumes alone. The end result is a better fit for the employer and employee, and better prospects for long-term employment.”

For more information about WGU North Carolina visit nc.wgu.edu. To learn more about Scoutr, visit www.scoutr.team.

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