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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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

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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Enough With Bachelor's Degrees

On NPR’s “The Indicator from Planet Money,” Byron joins to share the ways STARs are blocked by degree requirements. Hear what he has to say and how his father’s story inspires him.

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Leading Social Enterprise Opportunity@Work Names Chief Technology Officer

Opportunity@Work today announced the hiring of new Chief Technology Officer Kelcey Reed to lead the nonprofit’s engineering team as it continues to build out Stellarworx.

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