Andrew Clements created Edease – an education technology company.
Edease is working globally and growing substantially with a mission of teaching the world about jobs; finding those with innate skills and connecting them to the industries and employers who want and need them.
‘We provide a platform where young people can access interactive videos to learn about jobs, directly from employers. The videos contain education about the company, the job and the skills required to succeed from the people that do the job in that company.
‘We ensure each video has education about required skills in the job. The video has real world/case study assessments with questions built into it to assess the competency and potential in learners for that job,’ said Andrew.
The assessment data is made available to employers and learners. It shows how well learners performed in the assessment (i.e. what level of relevant knowledge and skills they possess for that job). ‘We do not share any academic qualifications, background, or gender information about the learners. This way learners have an equal playing field to access job opportunities. It takes the bias out of recruitment. Just because you have a ‘D’ in English Literature does not mean you shouldn’t get an opportunity to apply for a mechanical apprenticeship.’
Andrew explained that part of the appeal for employers is that they get the chance to access much wider, diverse talent pools. They can engage with every single ‘applicant’. ‘They receive detailed data on how people are accessing their content but most importantly, they are able to discover the people with the relevant skills who are best suited to the jobs they are recruiting for.’