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Folly Patterson, Associate Director College Career Programs

Wellesley—College Wellesley, MA

I was first introduced to SkillScan (and Lesah in 2002), and discovered both to be irreplaceable resources. I work with students and alumnae, and have found that the SkillScan instrument allows people at any stage of life to identify not only their general skills, but how they fit together as concrete skill sets, and then how to transfer them to possible career paths. Lesah offered unprecedented personal support, as we worked together to see how SkillScan could best be used to meet our specific program's needs. As is true for the second generation of most products, the revisions with the new Advance Pack ensures the terminology and Skill Sets remain relevant to our constantly changing work world, and make the instrument even move comprehensive while being easier to use. Both as a stand-alone assessment tool, or with the resources included in the facilitator's manual that allow it to be used in conjunction with other popular self-assessment tools, SkillScan makes the difference for people planning their options within this skills-based society in which we live.

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Our students have benefitted from using the SkillScan materials in the past and we are looking forward to expanding the benefits by having it available online. During the workshops, I have often started the session (after introductions) by asking the students “to write down nine (9) skills that they have.” Invariably students can write down one or two or even perhaps as many as five until I see their pens halted. I assure them that if they had been able to think of nine skills they probably won’t be in this workshop.