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Breaking Barriers: How Virtual Training Opens Doors for Neurodiverse Job-Seekers in the Trades

By Sarah Naumann, Founder of In Good Company

In today's dynamic job market, traditional paths to employment, especially within the trades, are being redefined through innovative approaches like virtual training. This is particularly impactful for neurodiverse individuals, who often encounter barriers in conventional education and training settings.

The Challenge of Job Qualifications

For many job seekers in Georgia, the hurdle isn't just finding a job; it's meeting the stringent qualifications often listed in job postings. This challenge is amplified for neurodiverse individuals, with statistics indicating many refrain from applying to jobs where they do not meet every listed qualification. This hesitation not only hinders career advancement but also deprives industries of valuable skills and perspectives.

Virtual Training: A Gateway to the Trades

The hospitality industry, with its vast array of roles, has one role in particular that we have heard is challenging for them to keep filled: Hotel Engineer. This role requires specialized skills such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and maintenance. But did you ever expect a virtual classroom to be the bridge between a need for qualifications and landing a great job? SkillCat is a virtual platform that offers an accessible, flexible method of acquiring the necessary qualifications, breaking down barriers that have traditionally excluded many capable individuals from these opportunities.

SkillCat: Bridging the Gap

SkillCat stands out as a revolutionary platform providing training and certification tailored to the trades. Its courses are designed to equip job seekers, including neurodiverse individuals, with the skills and qualifications needed to thrive in roles that are in high demand and hands-on, particularly in the hospitality industry.

In Good Company: Fostering Inclusive Employment

The mission doesn't end with training. In Good Company is committed to ensuring that the hospitality industry is equipped to successfully hire and support neurodiverse individuals on their teams. In Good Company works to help managers create work environments that are supportive and inclusive, recognizing the unique strengths that neurodiverse individuals bring to their roles.

Taking the First Steps

For those looking to start or advance their career in the hospitality industry, SkillCat's virtual training program offers a starting point free from the traditional barriers to entry. In partnership with In Good Company's network of supportive employers, candidates are empowered to pursue fulfilling careers, underscored by the belief that the most crucial qualification is the willingness to learn and grow.

Embark on Your Journey

If you're in Georgia and interested in exploring a career in hospitality, consider beginning with SkillCat's virtual training. And to connect with employers eager to welcome skilled individuals regardless of physical ability, reach out to In Good Company. Together, we're opening doors and building meaningful career opportunities.


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