A report highlighting the use of the County’s web-based career preparation and readiness platform, which is powered by Career Cruising, was released today. The Spring 2017 Inspire Rock County Report provides a snapshot of the activity, engagement, and trends generated from this workforce development tool. A brief summary of the report is provided below.
The number of students and/or young adults actively using or building-out their Academic and Career Plans (ACP) continues to increase. This most recent school year, combined with the prior academic year, has generated nearly 390,000 Career Page Views. During this same time period, approximately 175,000 student and instructor logins were recorded, as well.
Message board posts, which represents one measure of engagement, continue to ramp-up as more than 3,600 online exchanges have taken place between students and career coaches. While this posting activity grows each year, a tremendous amount of untapped career coaching capacity remains ready and available for student use.
In terms of work-based activities, data collected from the school districts of Beloit and Janesville demonstrates that fall 2016 – Spring 2017 was very busy. Nearly 750 business partners stepped forward to participate in more than 300 events, ranging from mock interviews to internships. Combined, these engagement activities reached 6,000 + students.