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What is Knowledge to Work?

Knowledge to Work is a free, work-based learning tool that assists learners, job seekers, and incumbent workers with skill development through competency-based education. We help people document the competencies they already know and learn new ones using free or low-cost learning resources. Competencies are a combination of skills, abilities, and knowledge needed to perform a specific task within a job role.

We've aligned many learning resources for mastering competencies within occupations, credentials, apprenticeships, and more to help adult learners excel within their career.

Who are you?

Learner
Job Seeker
Employer

Work-Based Learning

Occupations, credentials, apprenticeships, and more with competencies mapped to learning resources

It's a learning experience unlike anything else available and it's free. Visit our new learner page with expansive navigation to help you explore different pathways in learning a new career. We continue to add new educational goal options and learning resources. You may click a shortcut to a track below or visit our learner page here.

We help you learn and put your knowledge to work...

RECENT SEARCHES
43,113 RECENT SEARCHES
LEARNING RESOURCES
22,091 LEARNING RESOURCES
COMPETENCIES TO LEARN
4,836 COMPETENCIES TO LEARN
COMPETENCIES ATTAINED
1,163 COMPETENCIES ATTAINED

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Learners can:

User Dashboard
  • Explore career pathways to discover the career that’s right for you
  • Review competency frameworks related to your chosen career field to see exactly the skills you will need to obtain the job you want
  • Create your own personalized learning plan aligned with your educational and professional goals
  • Learn the competencies you need to get a better job, using free and low-cost learning resources
  • Monitor your progress toward achieving your goals on your learning dashboard
  • Save your favorite learning resources
  • Save your searches and review your complete search history
  • Plus much more for free!
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Job Seekers can:

  • Search for job opportunities in your area
  • Review competency frameworks related to your chosen career field to see exactly the skills you will need to obtain the job you want
  • Learn the competencies you need to get a better job, using free and low-cost learning resources
  • Plus everything the learner can do and much more for free!
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Feature Coming Soon

These Job Seeker features will be released soon:

  • Locate and connect with employers and their job offerings near you
  • Favorite employers you like to your dashboard
  • Create an ePortfolio of skills, information, and documents that demonstrate your employability
  • Plus much more for free!

There are big things about to happen... Get ready!

Feature Coming Soon

These employer features will be released soon:

  • Create an employer profile so job seekers can locate your business and learn more about you
  • Attract new job candidates to your business with the skills you need them to have
  • Add unlimited job roles and align each to specific competencies, the skills required to perform that position
  • Identify any credentials and/or certifications required for a job role
  • Effectively use competency frameworks to manage the talent pipeline
  • Plus much more for free!
Are you a employer and would like to work with us, using competencies and getting skilled employees?
Let us know. Complete a contact form and we will be in touch soon.
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