Elevating Your Career Exploration with AI: Journeys Map’s Latest Advancements

2023 was certainly a year to remember. From a technology point of view, there was no bigger story than the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its myriad uses. While controversy exists, there is plenty of quality work being done to properly harness the technology for the betterment of all. We feel the advancements to our underlying systems fits this profile. 

As many know, Journeys Map leverages Education and CTE (Career and Technical Education) Standards to power our career pathways system. Like GPS guidance does for your car trips, Journeys Map works when a person provides their ‘current’ location (school, career, interests and/or skill base), and desired outcome — to map a path to the stated destination. The mapped directions include career information and the training and skills needed to reach the destination and find success. A challenge our technology team has faced in developing the map is finding a way to integrate the millions of existing CTE Standards while keeping up with the continual flow of updates and changes to them. In the past, there was lots of hands-on work required to make this happen, meaning it would be impossible to add all existing CTE standards to the system. However with machine learning and AI, that’s about to change.

Already familiar with Journeys Map’s innovative approach to career discovery?

Brace yourself for an even more personalized and data-driven experience with the incorporation of AI. Here’s a glimpse of what this groundbreaking development brings to the table:

1. Precision in Career Mapping:

Imagine a career exploration tool that not only understands your interests but also aligns them with your unique skill set. With the power of AI, Journeys Map is able to map every career journey, no matter how unique. This includes the ability to provide more accurate and tailored career recommendations.

3. Adaptability and Continuous Learning:

The job market is ever-changing, and so are the skills in demand. AI allows us to integrate the corresponding skill sets from every job posting, and match them to both the individual’s skills and the associated CTE Standard for a more precise skill match analysis.

4. Seamless User Experience:

Underscoring the importance of an enjoyable exploration, Journeys Map prioritizes a user-friendly interface. The incorporation of AI aims to enhance the platform’s intuitiveness, offering users the ability to effortlessly navigate their career paths, receive personalized recommendations, all within a streamlined and understandable interface.

Interested in learning more?

We invite you to experience Journeys Map through a free, no-obligation demonstration.

As we venture deeper into the intersection of technology and career exploration, Journeys Map is focused on the positive application of these amazing tools to assist in advancing each individual’s narrative and providing them with a more informed, personalized, and data-driven journey towards success.

Unleash the Hidden Talents Within Your Team with Journeys Map

For companies, c-suite execs and front-line managers looking to take their teams to new heights in 2024, the first step inevitably lies in understanding the full potential of their existing teams.

A goal here at Journeys Map is to find better ways of empowering managers and CEOs alike with unparalleled insights into the hidden talents within their organization. A key differentiator, the right mix of talent can make or break a company. Once your team is optimized, the key becomes preservation and long term development. Journeys Map is designed to provide directional navigation through the diverse skills, experiences, and potentials of your team members. The information provided can help unearth the untapped brilliance within your workforce to drive innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

Retention Focused:

Did you know that 40% of employees leave due to a lack of career growth? By identifying and nurturing your teams existing talent sets, retention rate will increase. Often, employees have different sets of skills that can be applied in new and important way — Journeys Map is designed to help you unlock these treasures and identify new ways to apply and optimize them —increasing productivity. Occasionally, new career focuses can be found as well, allowing a good employee to become a better version of themselves in a new and exciting capacity.

Illuminating Diversity:

Diversity matters and according to Glassdoor 67% of job seekers prioritize searching for companies with diverse workforces. Journeys Map lights up underutilized talent, especially in underrepresented groups. By unveiling hidden skill sets, you can build a more inclusive and dynamic workforce, attracting top talent and boosting innovation. Picture a programmer with a passion for community outreach becoming your social impact champion – Journeys Map makes it possible.

Employee Engagement:

We all know that when an employee feels stuck in a career rut, it’s demotivating. Journeys Map showcases the kaleidoscope of career possibilities within your company, reigniting passion and engagement. For example, when Susan in sales utilizes our Interest Survey and discovers her negotiation skills, it makes her the perfect candidate for a client-facing role. That’s just one way Journneys Map can help you retain happy, engaged employees who contribute their best work.

Skills Assessment Lens:

Journeys Skills Assessment helps your employees look at their current roles through the lens of their talents and skills. Are they underutilized, or can you leverage hidden talents within the company? It provides the clarity needed to make informed decisions about fitting into higher roles or switching contributions to a whole new department.

Want more information on how you can transform your workplace into a talent powerhouse? Contact the team at Journeys Map today and learn how the hidden talents of your team can take center stage, propelling them to unparalleled success!

Journeys Map Ignites Hidden Career Paths

Imagine a world where careers aren’t ladders but constellations. Twinkling possibilities sprawl before you, connected by constellations of skills you already possess. Sounds pretty epic, right? Well, buckle up, because Journeys Map is your personal cartographer to these career galaxies.

Let’s face it, most career advice boils down to two options: climb the same ladder everyone else is on, or take a leap of faith into the unknown. Journeys Map throws this tired binary out the airlock. Here’s why it’s a game-changer for career changers and professionals:

Skills self-discovery superpower: Forget generic career quizzes. Journeys Map delves deep, analyzing your work history, education, and even volunteer experiences to map your unique skill set. It’s like a magic mirror revealing the hidden talents you didn’t even know you had. Suddenly, that passion project you thought was just a hobby becomes the key to unlocking a fulfilling career in something you love waking up to do every day.

Uncharted career path explorer: Forget the “should” game. Journeys Map shows you realistic, attainable career options based on your existing skills. The data-driven map highlights both familiar and surprising new career paths, letting you explore possibilities you might have never considered. Remember the daydreamer in school with a knack for writing? Journeys Map might reveal their potential as a captivating copywriter or even a children’s book author.

Confidence-boosting career compass: Feeling lost or undervalued? Journeys Map is your antidote. Seeing your skills translated into concrete career options is incredibly empowering. It validates your worth and gives you the confidence to pursue your dream job, whether it’s within your current company or in a brand new galaxy.

Turn your skills into new career pathways:  Want to explore where your skills can take you? The Journeys Map Skills Matcher walks you through questions that assess your current skills and where you shine best. Then matches you with exciting careers that fit your individual skillset! 

Journeys Map isn’t just a career mapping tool; it’s a talent liberation movement. It shows us that career paths aren’t linear, but constellations waiting to be explored. It’s a self-discovery journey, revealing hidden talents and opening doors to fulfilling careers, new and old.. So, chart your course with Journeys Map, and let your career constellation shine.

Ready to map your future? Visit JourneysMap.com and ignite your career journey today!

Journeys Map Recognized: Cybersecurity Awareness Private Organization Winner

We are excited to announce that in December, Journeys Map was selected to receive the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) & San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence’s (CCOE) 2023 Cybersecurity Stewardship Award for Organization of the Year!

The recognition symbolizes our ongoing effort to transform the way pathways to meaningful careers are created and utilized. The work begins here in our home base of San Diego — within the education and cybersecurity communities — and extends out to a broader audience through our work internationally. We have quietly but assuredly worked closely with many companies and non-profit organizations within the region to create access and opportunity to available jobs for both youth and adult populations.

The success of Journeys Map is a direct reflection of EdGate’s determination and efforts to power education for everyone, from school age to retirement.

This is the third year in a row that we have been recognized with a Cybersecurity Stewardship Award, and the second time this year, including our CEO Peter Sibley’s recognition as CEO of the Year by the SDBJ, that EdGate has risen to the occasion as an organization. The entire team at EdGate continues to strive to make a difference in the communities we serve. As we like to say, EdGate Powers Education.