Professional development is ever-evolving, with a steady stream of conferences, workshops, and webinars continually emerging across various platforms. Keeping track of these educational opportunities is as crucial as it is cumbersome. Compounded by the varied formats of certification issuance by training providers. As a result, this makes tracking of training activity a daunting task.
Even adept information managers find it challenging to monitor upcoming and completed trainings. The common practice of using calendars, email folders, bookmarks, or spreadsheets is susceptible to disarray, especially during transitions between employers or computers.
The task of maintaining a comprehensive record of one’s professional growth calls for a more streamlined approach.
Skilltype steps in as a transformative tool for information professionals across all roles, offering self-service reports and tools to effortlessly keep track of training activity on a single platform.
Skilltype account holders can easily navigate their professional development journey with My Learning— which keeps a record of all viewed and completed resources. With simple clicks, professionals can acknowledge completed items, while the platform automatically timestamps their learning milestones.
Skilltype’s downloadable completion reports serve multiple purposes—from showcasing certifications and supporting performance evaluations to enhancing job applications. These reports can be seamlessly shared with supervisors or integrated into personal career documentation, such as promotion dossiers.
What sets Skilltype apart is its ability to correlate each training resource with a standardized set of competencies specific to library and information science. The connection to Skilltype’s Central Index, with its extensive catalog of over 11,000 on-demand resources and events, brings clarity to the skills acquired and the timeline of achievement.
Skilltype ensures that users have full autonomy over their completion reports, with the discretion to share as they see fit. User settings are clear and easy to navigate. A privacy check is available for all users within User Settings.