Junior Achievement USA Selects iDatafy To Power Their Next Generation SmartResume Platform and Talent Community

Junior Achievement students will be able to create digitally verified SmartResumes showcasing their accomplishments and easily connect with trusted Junior Achievement employer partners through the new platform

Little Rock, AR, August 22, 2023- iDatafy announced today that it has partnered with Junior Achievement USA to both create certified SmartResumes for their students and provide a digital Talent Community where students can easily connect with trusted Junior Achievement employer partners. In addition to showcasing their Junior Achievement certified credentials, students will also be able to compile a Learning and Employment Record (LER) by importing additional third party digital credentials and adding self-attested traditional resume content to complete their SmartResume. 

SmartResume is the world’s first certified resume and talent network powered by verifiable digital credentials. The platform makes it easy for job seekers to build a trusted resume and discover employers that value their abilities. Employers can set SmartResume certified talent alerts and be automatically notified when a desirable job candidate in their area is looking for employment. Thereby, upending the traditional job application process that can be slow, expensive and ineffective.

The new SmartResume Talent Community™ service allows organizations such as Junior Achievement to create their own branded talent marketplace. The benefits of this are three-fold. Job seeking students can find and connect with Junior Achievement featured employer partners more easily. Employers can hire Junior Achievement students more efficiently, and Junior Achievement will have access to data and insights about job seeker and employer utilization of their Talent Community to better serve both parties.

“SmartResume is going to play a critical role in our mission to showcase the unique achievements of our students while also making it easier than ever for our trusted employer partners to search, connect and hire the amazing young people in our program” said Holly Garner, VP New Channels, Head of Workforce. 

“Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy” said Ian Davidson, Chief Growth Officer of iDatafy. “Our purpose is to showcase that preparation on a certified SmartResume and connect their students with employers that can make a difference in their lives.” 

Together, iDatafy and Junior Achievement are going to reimagine how students can showcase their skills and begin careers with America’s most trusted employers.

About iDatafy LLC

iDatafy®, founded in 2011, is a leading education technology company that has created the new SmartResume® certified talent platform. Trusted partners such as professional associations, education institutions and workforce skill certifiers register academic achievements, leadership experience and certified workforce skills of their current and past learners on our permissioned blockchain. The certifications are presented on customized SmartResumes that include links to the digital attestation by the trusted partners. The result is a resume that has been directly certified by a trusted institution and can now be used by the recipient to differentiate them when applying for a job. Employers now also can search for certified job talent in a way they were never able to do before. Both iDatafy® and SmartResume® are registered trademarks owned by iDatafy LLC. Visit SmartResume.com for more information.

About Junior Achievement USA®
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 3.3 million students per year in 102 markets across the United States as part of 12.5 million students served by operations in more than 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. For more information, visit www.ja.org.

Media contacts:

Ian Davidson

iDatafy LLC


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