Serving the Competency-based Learning Industry (CBLI),
MatchMaker makes learning assets and frameworks contextually aware.
In the Competency-based Learning Industry, in this moment, the opportunity to
grow your business and/or improve your success metrics
has never been greater.
According to McKinsey & Company, the postsecondary education and training industry is estimated at $1.1 Trillion. Of this, estimated spending on US workforce-development programs which are overwhelmingly competency-based (everything from federal and state jobs programs, workforce training and certifications, community college, and employer training)—is greater than $300 Billion a year. In K-12 alone, spending on competency-based learning is projected to exceed $30 million in 2021. With significant growth anticipated in all areas of competency-based learning, the creation of effective enabling solutions for this market represents a massive business opportunity.
MatchMaker Education Labs' highly extensible B2B technology enables suppliers and organizations supporting the CBLI, to include:
to easily describe their relevant competency-based assets and/or frameworks using industry standard meta-data,
to develop and sell into any competency-based vertical looking to efficiently, effectively and meaningfully
sort, select, train, or teach candidates and learners. Typical MatchMaker customer-use-cases include: enhanced
recommendation tools, precise gap analyses, and trusted certifications of alignment.
MatchMaker Education Labs enables MatchMaker customers to develop
best-in-class competency-based solutions for their customers.
To date, mapping technologies used by competency-based learning organizations to map competency-based learning assets and frameworks (even when enhanced by machine learning and artificial intelligence) produce mappings of questionable quality. As a result, governments, organizations, institutions, and businesses that rely on accountability requirements have been reluctant to accept the legitimacy of the mappings produced by these technologies. The Competency-based Learning Industry is looking for a solution that produces actionable, accountable, and transparent results, meaningful matches. Enter MatchMaker Education Labs:
MatchMaker Education Labs’ highly extensible B2B offering enables a wide-range of ecosystem participants to benefit from
high quality matches. Let’s explore how MatchMaker enables our customers, by examining a few very specific cases of common high-level scenarios from across the CBLI landscape…
Each year the Veterans Administration works diligently to place veterans into civilian roles. Even when there are known shortages in fields such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), military certified skills are often not readily accepted by organizations seeking to hire EMTs. Enter MatchMaker Education Labs:
As a result of MatchMaker Education Labs’ rich matching technology, all parties win through superior certification alignment.
Each year various states conduct textbook adoptions. While most states address largely the same standards, competencies, and skills, each jurisdiction documents their requirements using different language and organizational structure. Due to the nuanced differences between state and local curricular standards, the mapping of competencies, skills, and requirements across various jurisdictions has proven time consuming and costly for suppliers of learning resources and services. Enter MatchMaker Education Labs:
As a result of MatchMaker Education Labs’ rich matching technology, all parties in the standards alignment value chain win:
An employee training platform company crafted an employee training program for their top customer, a large retail chain. The training program addresses all of the customer’s requirements. Yet, it is not being widely used. The employer wants the ability to personalize training resources to provide instructors and students just-in-time access to just-the-right learning resources. Current in-market solutions fall short of being able to offer true personalized learning pathways. The result, employers and employees are unable find content which best address their organization’s training needs. Enter MatchMaker Education Labs:
As a result of MatchMaker Education Labs’ rich matching technology, all parties in learning pathway value chain win:
A student pursuing a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Texas is relocating and is transferring to the University of Vermont. While both degree granting programs address the same competencies, each program documents those competencies using different language and structure. Today, there is no easy way to confidently map completed course credits from the University of Texas to credentialing credits that the University of Vermont will accept. Enter MatchMaker Education Labs:
As a result of MatchMaker Education Labs’ rich matching technology, all parties in the credit transfer value chain win:
MatchMaker produces Meaningful Matches (actionable, effective, accountable, and transparent)!
MatchMaker is robust.
MatchMaker offers extensibility, rapid expansion, and unique differentiation capabilities to all of our B2B customers. MatchMaker improves product development, sales, and efficient implementation.
MatchMaker is turnkey.
With MatchMaker, barriers to entry are removed and implementation is easy. MatchMaker integrates with our B2B customers’ existing infrastructure fitting seamlessly into their business work-flow by enabling the creation of detailed descriptors of your organization’s competency-based assets and frameworks.
MatchMaker enables scale and sustainability.
MatchMaker requires one-time creation of the descriptions of your competency-based assets and frameworks. Updates are automatic. No need to duplicate efforts. MatchMaker grows with your organization. As MatchMaker’s datalake fills with customer descriptors of their assets and/or frameworks, customer results get better and better!
MatchMaker Education Labs’ rich matching technology, comprised of MatchMakers proprietary Intermediary and Inference Engine along with an expansive data-lake of descriptors offers:
As the efficacy of MatchMaker literally grows as usage grows, through the many and varied integrations and implementations of MatchMaker customers, ultimately, each and every learner is empowered to succeed in their unique learning journey.
Together with our customers, MatchMaker Education Labs strives to Liberate Learning!