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20,000+ People Have Now Taken the “Agile Work Profiler”
Career Readiness Tool Developed by The DeBruce Foundation Reaches Milestone
KANSAS CITY, MO – The DeBruce Foundation reached an impactful milestone in 2020: more than 20,000 people have now taken the Agile Work Profiler, an online career assessment that helps people identify their strengths and interests as they relate to the workforce.
Introduced in October 2019, the Agile Work Profiler was developed as part of The DeBruce Foundation’s mission to expand pathways to economic growth and opportunity. Developed through research and analysis of a wide range of professions across the US economy, this tool is free to the public, accessible from any device that connects to the internet, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. After completing the assessment, one receives a ranked set of their ten “Agilities” (i.e. competencies), which are universal to all occupations.
“This is an exciting milestone. Over the last three years, more than 20,000 people have been exposed to the concept of Agilities,” said Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director and COO of The DeBruce Foundation. “By taking the Agile Work Profiler, these individuals were offered the ability to increase their self-awareness, affirm their strengths and interests and start to activate on expanding their career pathways.”
Participants included those entering the workforce for the first time, pursuing growth in their current job, or pivoting to a new career path.
“When I was changing jobs in 2020, I used my results from the Agile Work Profiler in interviews to highlight what I do well and want to contribute to a new position,” said Sharmelle Winsett of Kansas City. “It helped me explain the value and talents I bring in a succinct way.”
With the knowledge of one’s Agilities, individuals can better explore potential careers, learn how much training and education is required, and find out how much they typically pay.
The Agile Work Profiler is part of a larger theory of change being advanced by The DeBruce Foundation – when one knows their “Agilities” or how strengths and interests connect to work activities, they begin to develop the “Agility Advantage.” This means they are prepared to overcome challenges and navigate the upcoming changes in workplace technologies, job restructuring, and the demise of traditional employment sectors.