CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tallo, one of the nation’s largest online platforms for connecting talent with career guidance and opportunities, has a new name and expanded career readiness resources for students and professionals looking to seize control of their futures.
“As we grow to help hundreds of thousands of young, talented users showcase their skills and get discovered by colleges and companies, we realized it was time for a change,” said Casey Welch, president and CEO of Tallo. “Our users have such a wide spectrum of skills, passions, and interests in STEM fields and beyond. Tallo, from ‘Talent + Opportunity,’ is a name that better reflects our mission to connect everyone with opportunities, everywhere.”
Tallo has partnered with more than 300 companies and colleges, including Boeing, Blackbaud, and Cummins, to improve workforce diversity, proactively engage the country’s talent pipeline, foster growing apprenticeship programs, and engage with local communities. Partnerships like these are part of a comprehensive career readiness effort to provide hands-on learning experiences for students, match top talent with schools and employers, and provide students with the professional skills they need to succeed in the 21st century workforce.
Tallo is the center of a vast career readiness network linking students, colleges, technical schools, and employers:
- Students can showcase their talents through digital profiles, find resources and scholarships, receive guidance and coaching, and connect with prospective colleges, scholarships, and employers.
- Educational institutions can recruit students with the interests and abilities that make them good candidates to succeed in their programs.
- Employers can recruit qualified talent directly via internal messaging, building a sustainable talent pipeline.
In 2018, Tallo connected students from more than 2,000 colleges and nearly 20,000 high schools in all 50 states with potential career pathways, jobs and apprenticeships, and scholarship opportunities. More than 394,000 students are active on the site, double the number from 2017.
Participation in Tallo is free for schools and talent, and open to all students age 13 and older. To sign up for Tallo, or to receive more information, visit www.tallo.com.
Tallo (formerly STEM Premier) is the first online app that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. Through a mobile digital portfolio, students (age 13+) and professionals showcase their skills and abilities, receive personalized career guidance, match with over $20 billion in scholarships, and get directly connected with post-secondary institutions and companies looking for the next generation of talent. For more information, visit www.tallo.com.