Introducing Stellarworx

Stellarworx is a faster way to match trained professionals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) with inclusive employers that are ready to hire.

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Byron Auguste recently spoke to the New York Times’ Peter Coy for an in-depth discussion on STARs and their pathways to prosperity.

STARs: Skilled Through Alternative Routes

Millions of Americans are locked out of better jobs simply because they lack a four-year degree. Yet these workers have skills that companies desperately need  – skills they developed through military service, in training programs, at community colleges, on the job, or through other alternatives to college. It’s time for more employers to recognize and value individuals who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).

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We're re-wiring the labor market so that STARs can work, learn and earn to their full potential.

Our Approach

At Opportunity@Work, we envision a world where STARs have a fair chance to achieve the American Dream — with fulfilling jobs, rewarding careers, and better lives for themselves and their families.

Here’s how we’ll realize that vision:

Awaken

We are awakening companies to the value of STARs’ talent. 

With a community of partners, we are gathering, sharing, and publishing data-driven insights that raise STARs’ visibility and change perceptions of workers without a four-year degree.

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Connect

We are connecting employers with STARs.

We are connecting employers with training providers and STARs through the rapid scaling of our online marketplace which will make it faster and easier for employers to hire STARs.

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Accelerate

We are accelerating learning and investment in support of STARs.

We are inviting partners to share insights, and test solutions on behalf of STARs, sharing what we learn with the entire workforce development field. 

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Our Partners

Opportunity@Work appreciates the vital support from our partners and supporters.

Latest Updates

Talent Development Leader Joins Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work

Bridgette Gray, former Chief Impact Officer at Per Scholas, joins nonprofit to connect companies with qualified talent and to support career pathways for STARs

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To Attract and Elevate Black Talent, Employers Must Reimagine how They Hire and Promote

Byron Auguste & Maurice A, Jones recently co-authored an essay for Fortune on how employers can attract & elevate Black talent: drop unnecessary degree screens + hire for skills.

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How apprenticeships can bridge the employment gap for workers without college degrees

Watch CEO Byron Auguste discuss how degree requirements hold back the economy on PBS News Hour.

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