CAREERTECH CHALLENGE PRIZE AWARDED TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE BOT ‘CAREERCHAT’

CAREERTECH CHALLENGE PRIZE AWARDED TO DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE BOT ‘CAREERCHAT’
May 14, 2020 dmh

dmh associates, in partnership with Pontydsgu, are pleased to announce the award by Nesta of a CareerTech Challenge Prize to develop a new chatbot (CareerChat). Nesta is delivering the CareerTech Challenge in partnership with the Department for Education as part of their National Retraining Scheme.

  • The CareerTech Challenge runs from October 2020 until March 2021
  • Nesta and Department for Education have invested in the grant funding programme, offering a cohort of 11 grantees a package of grant funding alongside non-financial support.

You can find out more information about the programme here: https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/careertech-challenge/

CareerChat is a chatbot providing a personalised, guided career journey experience for adults aged 24-65 in ‘at risk’ or low skilled jobs in three major cities: Bristol, Derby and Newcastle. It offers informed, friendly and flexible high-quality, local contextual and national labour market information, including specific course/training opportunities, and job vacancies to support adults within specific sectors and occupations.

CareerChat incorporates advanced AI technologies, database applications and Natural Language Processing and can be accessed on computers, mobile phones and devices. It allows users to reflect, explore, find out and identify pathways and access to new learning and work opportunities.
dmh associates is supported by DfE and Nesta through the CareerTech Challenge.

Watch our short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhsnkGqLabA&feature=youtu.be

Meet the team:

Project Director: Dr Deirdre Hughes OBE

Technology & labour market intelligence experts: Professor Graham Attwell and George Bekiaridis

Careers researcher and business analyst: Chris Percy

If you want to learn more about…

CareerChat join our NEW Community of Interest please send an email to: deirdre@dmhassociates.org

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