FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SkillSmart and Saylor Academy Announce Skills-Based Training Partnership

Joint effort to reduce the skills gap by equipping job seekers with 
skills matched to in-demand jobs Germantown, MD – April 20, 2016 – SkillSmart and Saylor Academy announced today that they are partnering to accelerate skills-based learning and employment opportunities....

Middle Skills for the Middle Class

For generations, the middle class has played a central role in the American economy – promoting the development of human capital through skilled workers and creating stability within political and economic institutions. However, despite its significance, the middle class has been...

A New Year of Empowering Employers and Job Seekers

As we kick off a new year, we want to wish everyone a fulfilling and prosperous 2016. We’re excited by both the challenges and opportunities we’ll face this year, and we’re encouraged by your continued interest and support of our mission to empower employers and job seekers to...

Honoring our Veterans and Service Members

Veterans Day was established in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to lift up those individuals who have donned the uniform and made countless sacrifices to protect and serve our country – and to ensure they receive the recognition, love and respect they so rightly deserve. On this day,...

Smart talk with SkillSmart

During this past year you’ve seen and heard more from us at SkillSmart, but we’ve yet to introduce ourselves properly. So, in this month’s newsletter we’d like to spend a few minutes sharing a little of the SkillSmart story and team with you. It’s All About Community Jason Green and I...

Partner Spotlight featuring Metropolitan Hospitality Group

As we launch SkillSmart with our first hospitality client, MGM National Harbor, we wanted to explore the industry further, specifically how its workforce gets its start and the potential for job growth and career advancement. As part of our Spotlight Series, we talked with Matthew...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SkillSmart to help MGM National Harbor Hire Nearly 4,000 Positions in the DC Metro Region

SkillSmart launches its skills matching website to identify and develop talent for the international gaming company’s newest destination resort. Germantown, MD – Aug 19, 2015 – SkillSmart announced today the launch of mgmresorts.skillsmart.us, a skills matching website that identifies...

The Real Opportunities of the Hospitality Industry

As the hospitality industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, so does the potential for economic impact across the US. Hospitality employs over 15 million people in the US today. It represents almost 10% of all private employment, and is expected to add over 1 million new jobs to the...

A Labor Market that Works: Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age

Published by McKinsey & Company In advanced and emerging economies alike, individuals are struggling to find work and build careers that make use of their skills and capabilities. The strains in global labor markets have been worsening for decades, and the challenges have been...

Black and Gold Graduation

How to Connect Youth to Opportunity—And Give Them Real Skills, Too

via 1776 Insights We’re in the midst of high school graduation season. This undoubtedly means you’re inundated with stories about which college your colleague’s child will attend next fall or what great job opportunity has postponed college for now. I hear a lot of stories about these...

OPM Attack should put HR Managers on Notice

Technology has become so engrained and vital to our everyday lives, but with each new data breach, we’re reminded of the price we pay for its access and convenience. The recent breach of federal government data at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a prime example of the...

SkillSmart Partner Spotlight featuring Northern Virginia Community College

As a founding member of the National Capital Region Cyber Security Task Force (NCR Task Force), we’ve partnered with other organizations similarly passionate about solving for data and cyber security. The NCR Task Force is focused on creating viable solutions that will generate a...