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Skillpoint Alliance and Pipeline TX in the Austin Business Journal

The latest edition of the Austin Business Journal features an article on Skillpoint Alliance and the Pipeline TX pilot, which launched on October 17th. Pipeline TX is a web-based recruiting tool that connects students with potential employers. Pipeline TX was developed by Futures, Inc., a company based in North Carolina. Skillpoint Alliance is responsible for helping to bring the pilot to Texas, with help from a grant for $175,000 from TG. Participants in the pilot phase include St. David’s Hospital, Seton, and ACC.

Austin Business Journal notes:

Students will be able to create profiles, take skills assessment tests and search and apply for jobs. Employers and schools will also be able to create profiles and contact students through digital postcards. The digital postcards will cost employers roughly $5 per postcard.

Pipeline Texas is filling a need for ACC, which does not have a formal job placement center like some universities, says Mike Midgley, ACC’s vice president of workforce education and business development.

The local health care sector has long been facing shortages in nursing and other health care professions, which is why Skillpoint focused the pilot project around health care jobs, says Margo Dover, president and CEO of Skillpoint.

We’ll be sure to keep everyone posted with more Pipeline TX updates as the pilot continues!

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