THE EC INDUSTRY CAREER MAPPING TOOL PLAN
In 2022, ELECTRI International selected ProtoGen to lead a volunteer Task Force in conceptually developing a career mapping tool that supports increased awareness of EC industry career opportunities and pathways, intern programs, recruiting efforts, and career placement services.
The Task Force envisions an industry-wide or ecosystem career mapping tool that serves as a resource for the electrical contracting industry across traditional career verticals to capture the reality of the workplace. Consider the example of an electrician who wants to move from the field to the office: the reality is that there are many office positions to which this worker could move, whether as a contractor’s support staff, inspector, or a sales representative for a supply house.
To address this need, the research identified and explored the following objectives:
1. Define the first-pass electrical contracting industry requirements
2. Assess the ground-up creation of a software-based career mapping tool
3. Identify and evaluate available commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) career mapping platforms
4. Define product launch marketing requirements and options
Working with a range of industry stakeholders, the Task Force a) characterized the current state of the art, b) conceptualized, developed, and validated a digital career mapping tool framework for the electrical contracting industry, c) built an implementation plan for the tool including estimated budgets and timelines, and d) summarized project findings in a whitepaper highlighting key project insights and research outcomes.
The materials and information presented herein are intended to support ELECTRI in preparing its overall budgeting for the development of the tool and to serve as a bid specification to solicit proposals from qualified firms in support of developing a career mapping tool and to provide marketing support for the tool’s launch.