The XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling competition challenges teams to uplift the U.S. labor market and close the widening skills gap. The winning team will rapidly skill individuals most vulnerable to employment loss and place them in living-wage occupations at no cost. Your investment of as little as $276 will help build and scale products to place thousands, then millions of workers.
Using revolutionary AI-based avatar simulations for training, Alelo has prepared U.S. overseas personnel deploying to 80 countries with crucial language skills and cultural competence in under 45 hours. Now we’re applying that revolutionary technological know-how to help organizations skill workers at least twice as fast, to give underserved job seekers higher-paying career paths, and to help communities respond to the public health crisis.
Workers interact with online avatars in authentic workplace simulations. Their responses drive the simulation path and lead to personalized training. It is as close as workers can get to real on-the-job training, but in a controlled setting where outcomes can be easily measured, analyzed, and improved until competencies are met. Instead of simply gaining knowledge, workers get experience applying that knowledge in real situations.
INDUSTRIES OF FOCUS
TWO INDUSTRIES, ONE COMMON GOAL
Alelo aims to close the skills gap for low-income, minority, and immigrant populations by offering better, faster, and more cost-effective skills development programs to organizations and job seekers.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
COVID-19 has added an urgent need to trace contacts, promote vaccination compliance, and more. Standard certificate programs take a year to complete and lack vital interpersonal training needed for contact with patients. Alelo’s scenario-based simulations will cut training time in half and provide patient interaction experience so workers are productive faster. We are starting with Contact Tracers and will expand to health workers dealing with aging patients, neurological disorders, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses. Workers can enter the Alelo program with a high school diploma. Communities and organizations benefit from improved health outcomes.
AND GROWING WORLDWIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS1
SHORTAGE OF SKILLED COVID-19 CONTACT TRACERS IN THE U.S.2
Entry-level manufacturing workers with English as a second language can face career advancement challenges and job insecurity if deficient language skills affect performance. Alelo is applying its award-winning Enskill® English technology to the manufacturing setting, equipping employees with the basic English skills needed to thrive in a position and advance careers. Manufacturers benefit by improving quality, safety, and efficiency in plants, and by cultivating an understanding culture that retains and attracts employees. Our products will immediately focus on the growing $900 billion packaging sector, with rollout to food, beverage, textiles, and other manufacturers.
OF MANUFACTURING SALES REVENUE IS LOST ON POOR QUALITY3
US IMMIGRANT MANUFACTURING WORKERS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY4
Team Alelo is proud to partner with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council during the competition. Together we will drive transformative change for displaced workers and jobseekers.
1. World Health Organization (2011)., “World Health Statistics 2011”. Table 6: Health workforce, infrastructure and essential medicines.
2. Johns Hopkins University and NPR’s survey of state public health departments and NPR research team. Estimated need is based on 14 days of coronavirus cases in each state, analyzed using the Contact Tracing Workforce Estimator from George Washington University’s Fitzhugh Mullan Institute. Credit: Ruth Talbot/NPR Dec 2020. Total shortage calculated from the estimated need less the current staffing of 32 states.
3. The American Society of Quality states many companies have quality-related costs as high as 15% to 20% of sales revenue. In some cases, those poor quality costs reach 40% of total operations.
4. Pew analysis of 2011-13 American Community Survey data, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.