Building Essential Skills: Enabling Student Success in the Classroom and Beyond

Foundational skills such as critical thinking, communication, and teamwork have been repeatedly called out as essential skills by employers. Despite this, essential skills are often inconsistently developed and measured within higher education institutions. As educators and professionals you have the opportunity to guide students as they build the foundational skills that employers are looking for.

Why Now?

Higher-education-institutions are uniquely positioned to support students at all stages of learning-creating space for skill development that
gives students the tools to thrive in their workplace whether they are entering the world of work for the first time, or engaging with their jobs in a new way.
We believe these issues must be addressed in the future of learning and education, to build a stronger workforce for the future:

Overwhelm From the College-to-Career Transition

American college students are increasingly overwhelmed by the college-to-career transition. 60% of students felt "overwhelming" anxiety, while 40% experienced depression so severe they had difficulty functioning. If we provide students with the skills needed to thrive, it may help alleviate some of the anxiety and stress causing these mental health struggles.

Inevitable Remote-Work Shift

COVID-19 has altered the landscape of the working world with hybrid and remote options that make it more difficult for students to find work they enjoy. These educational opportunities will allow them to be more flexible, marketable, and confident in their search.

Urgent Need for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

It’s time we level the playing field in terms of opportunity and advancement in the world of work. Accessible learning and opportunities to develop key career skills earlier in a student's education are key.

The 4th Industrial Revolution

Due to automation, artificial intelligence and outsourcing, continuous learning will be required to remain competitive and relevant. If students are able to embrace foundational skills and real-time learning early on, they can apply it to any pivot needed in their career journey.

The NimblyWise Difference

At NimblyWise, we have a secret sauce that leads to confident, better prepared students.

It’s called real-time learning, and we believe that fostering this mindset in higher education settings will set students up for long-term success in their careers.

Our solutions support institutions at multiple levels, whether they are focused on building student skills, measuring them, or helping students to signal their career readiness and skills within the world of work.

Traditional Learners...

The NimblyWise Approach

Real-time Learners have Greater Capacity to:

Who We Work With

We believe all students can benefit from our program!
Our programs and assessments have been implemented in:
We can help your university or college close the gap between higher education and the world of work—helping you to develop skilled graduates that will be highly competitive in the workforce of today and tomorrow.

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Learn about our courseware

Developed by educators, instructional designers, and subject matter experts, NimblyWise offers high quality e-learning instructional content to teach and measure key foundational skills all in one easy-to-use platform. We’ll also provide faculty with the resources they need to align foundational skill development with specific classroom instruction, and give them the freedom to focus on their discipline rather than skills remediation.

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Assessment Management

Through skills tagging and robust data analytics, NimblyWise gives you a holistic view of each student, no matter where they are in their academic journey. This enables your institution to have continuous instructional improvement.

Student Intentionality

Through reflection activities, students are able to be more intentional in their skill development.

They are better able to see the connections between the skills they are developing as a student in all learning experiences and how those skills impact their career readiness.

Professional Development

NimblyWise supports the development of a culture of skills development and assessment through hands-on training with faculty. Our professional development program combines training for faculty on assignment design with essential skills in mind, signposting skill development in their courses, and curriculum mapping of skills across multiple courses.

Facilitated by a NimblyWise team member, these sessions include next steps to capture data within our platform supporting rapid feedback and closing the loop on continuous instructional improvement.

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