GoGetter is an online community empowering individuals, businesses and organizations involved in skilled trades to explore new careers, find talented employees and promote their services.
What challenge is this solution working to address?
With historic unemployment rates, hiring for any type of employee is currently difficult for businesses, but this challenge is especially strong for employers looking for skilled trades workers. The average age of people currently working in skilled trades has been estimated at approximately 55 years old, and thousands of these people retire each day. For a generation, educational institutions have not produced a sufficient supply of new entrants to these careers, and the problem is getting worse due to several cultural and economic trends such as lack of CTE and agricultural education programs, a decreasing unemployment rate, and the resurgence of domestic manufacturing.
There must be an improved tool to provide more effective career management options for individuals seeking work, and more powerful recruiting capabilities for employers seeking employers. While countless options currently exist that are trying to provide this connection, we believe that they all have significant weaknesses in their designs and functions. There must also be an effort to recruit more young people into these careers by exposing them to the attractive salaries, high-job satisfaction levels and numerous job openings currently existing.
We have created a simple to use online community that connects students, businesses and organizations related to skilled trades. GoGetter allows users to build and maintain their own profile on the site, and guides them through the process utilizing different templates for each of the three profile types.
This Solution Is Agile Because…
GoGetter offers features and functions that provide differentiation from alternative existing solutions, helping students more effectively connect to opportunities in the skilled trades.