Addressing a Critical Need
Millions of people feel that the American Dream has and will continue to leave them behind. And that’s unacceptable. So where are the hurdles to economic growth and how can we address them?
The only solution to this country’s opportunity gap is through post-secondary education and, more so, to a meaningful job thereafter. So, we make students, schools, and employers partners in economic pathways. In so doing, Viridis will meaningfully improve educational outcomes at scale.
What is Viridis?
Viridis is a cloud-based, SaaS technology platform that integrates with existing student information systems, government databases and labor market information to connect students to employers. The goal is to identify how we can get better at directing learners to pathways which have currency in today’s market, to use technology to more effectively connect them directly to opportunity, and measure the economic impact of that educational investment.
How Does Viridis Work?
Grounded by economic demand, Viridis connects community colleges & their students to workforce
investment boards & local employers based upon verified knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Viridis is the talent management platform of tomorrow, today.
1. STUDENT PROFILE
Automate verification & tracking of students’ knowledge, skills and abilities
2. EMPLOYER PROFILE
Integrate with employers’ HRIS for recruiting & applicant tracking
3. CAREER PATHWAYS
Leverage real-time data to match targeted candidates to job vacancies
4. CONTINUING EDUCATION
Align economic demand to workforce development & upskilling
5. ECONOMIC IMPACT
Measure employee effectiveness to improve quality, grow retention, and increase productivity
WHO WE'RE WORKING WITH
Viridis has consistently delivered on its promise to provide our students with a robust portal to job skills and employment. Long Beach City College is dedicated increasing the employability of our students and Viridis is our trusted partner in that mission.
Community colleges are challenged in numerous ways and the successful placement of their graduate’s is premier among them. Viridis Learning is addressing this challenge head on and provides data analytics and a skills pathway for students seeking a job and employers seeking a source of talent. This partnership in student success is building our future workforce while helping students, employers and institutions reach their goals.
The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AzAMI) at Mesa Community College has benefited greatly throughout our partnership with VIRIDIS by participating in meaningful convenings with industry experts and national leaders as well as working collaboratively with the VIRIDIS team building constructive pathways and finding solutions that will ultimately be a value added to all community colleges.
Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) launched its Veteran Resource Center by using the Viridis System. Viridis allows college counselors to address the needs of our veteran students on a daily basis. It supports all of the best practices associated with career pathways, learning communities, and student success. Viridis ensures that outreach, admission, enrollment, orientation, mentoring and the college's ongoing student support services are fully utilized by the Veterans. It also ensures that the academic and career/technical pathways are completed so that the Veteran student can transfer, acquire their AA degree or certificate and become employed in their chosen career field.
Through partnership with Viridis, Cerritos College sees an opportunity to reduce the gap between the skilled workforce employers need to be competitive and the training opportunities available to job seekers. This is especially critical for middle-skill jobs – those that require a high school diploma and some postsecondary education and training, but not necessarily a four-year college degree.
As I reflect on my relationship with the Viridis leadership team, this team's creative intuitiveness for producing a resource that allows college students to build a workforce portfolio at beginning of their freshman year and track it through graduation provides students with the ability to adapt to skills required in the industry.
Working with Viridis has been an educative and positive process. As a liaison for Dallas Community College District and North Lake College, Viridis team members have walked me through every step of the process from assistance with program selection to onboarding of students and employers. Viridis has been continually open to practical feedback along the way so much so that I feel like a part of the Viridis team as our District and my campus moves forward toward adding new pathways and employers- and towards virtually changing the way that students and employers connect and network
We are excited to partner with Viridis Learning pilot program in San Antonio. We are looking forward to working with Felix and his team in setting up a platform that will enable us to increase our recruiting efforts with the colleges. After meeting with Felix and reviewing the program, I believe that this partnership will be ideal for our recruiting needs and the poll of candidates will be targeted to our needs. I look forward to working with Felix and being part of this exciting pilot program.
We are thrilled to be an early adopter of Viridis and its virtues. According to Jorge Escobar, Vice President of Administrative Services at San José City College, this is a great example of how business meets education. Our employer partners and students will now have visibility to jobs and opportunities here in Silicon Valley. Initially, we are providing this valuable service to hundreds of Alumni and will expand this service to our “2021 Scholars” in 2017, and will be offered as an opt-in service. We have at our fingertips, occupation, salaries, and other information linked to the academic skill pathways and programs. This is a very smart way of using technology to provide value and to get students faster into employment.