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Our world has changed. A college education is no longer a guaranteed path to career success and a high paying job. Today, employers seek job candidates that are both knowledgeable and highly skilled in a diverse number of areas. They pick these candidates out through competency-based hiring methods. Want to show your next employer that you have the competencies that they are looking for? By earning a certificate with Pole Star Experiential Learning in various core competency areas, you can not only show what you know, but also feel confident that these credentials are based on an industry standard and located in a central registry. To find out more, please visit our Competency Certification page.
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By testing, mobilizing, and empowering our interns to unearth hidden talents, and bring a better sense of self awareness, to unleash confidence and leadership, and improve the world of work.
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Supporting literature suggests that the hiring organizations are often are concerned about hiring the long-term unemployed or those with unfamiliar skillsets. Many perceive that they have lost or do not posses the necessary competencies to be successful. Whether or not this is a valid assumption, giving these individuals the chance to regain lost skills while acquiring new provides possibilities and valuable resume experience.
College means visions of career opportunities once finished. It is reported that graduating students feel that the knowledge of their degree program was not enough to make a difference in helping them land a job or gain a career. Without the actual competencies that employers demand; these young graduates are faced with challenges and fewer career options.
Adult learners seeking career changes and better opportunities believe that a completed degree equates to an immediate promotion. However, this isn't often the case. The hard reality is that without those necessary professional competencies to lead, and the experience gained from being able to lead, this may mean getting passed by when it comes time for promotion.
Becoming a business owner can be an intimidating process, but not if you know what it takes! We can help you discover your entrepreneurial strengths, while giving you the opportunity to work on those things that need polish in an environment that is forgiving and not financially devastating.
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We aim to make the Pole Star experience challenging yet rewarding and gratifying as participants will be introduced to some concepts that need developing, processes that need direction, and problems that need solving. Our consortium partners are committed to their growth and success which means that they have a problem that only our team can fix!
Past program participants have revealed that in the beginning, they felt a bit overwhelmed, a bit confused, and felt thrusted into a chaotic environment. However, this is by design as most formidable challenges can be uncomfortable at first. Therefore, these sentiments can be expected and are all part of the process. Our Professional Edge Platform© is an incubator for success. This purposeful uncertainty allows leadership to take root and to grow and is what makes or breaks a true professional that can work successfully with anyone anywhere.
“This program is good for anyone... and helps people to think outside the box.”
“I have realized that I can do more than I ever thought was possible” and “It’s amazing what we have all accomplished.”
"This was such a great confidence booster!"
"At the end of the program it was so sad to realize that we would all be leaving. The connections you make with your team are very meaningful."
"I really enjoyed working with our client and I learned so much about business development and entrepreneurship."
"I really like that this program gives you what the schools lack- real experience!"
"This opportunity really helps you come out of your shell."
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