What are Besomebody Learning Paths?
Besomebody Learning Paths are vocational training programs that teach Candidates the specific, practical, ‘real world’ skills they need to succeed in specific jobs. The Paths are 100% in-person, experiential learning, and are managed through our online Path product and dashboard.
How do you design the Paths?
First, we partner with leading Employers in high-growth industries to understand their job openings and the skills needed for those jobs. Then, we bring on the best instructors - professionals in the field - within the city to teach those skills. Finally, selected Candidates learn through a series of in-person experiences - all of which teach specific skills and all of which are rated and reviewed by the Instructors - until they complete the Path. Candidates that graduate the Paths on time and meet the performance requirements are placed in a job with the endorsing Employer.
What jobs are available through the Paths?
Our Paths begin with your passions. We’ve worked to identify exciting, high-growth industries that offer Candidates a first step into a career they are passionate about. We are currently piloting Learning Paths in six passion areas: Wellness, Healthcare, Culinary, Environment, Animals and Automotive.
How do I apply to be a Candidate?
We are opening up Paths in different passion areas along revolving enrollment periods, starting with Wellness and Healthcare. Initial Path enrollment for Wellness and Healthcare begins in Spring 2017. Early enrollment, on an invite-only basis, is open now. Registration for Paths in other passion areas opens later this year. Candidates go through a short online application and are notified if/when selected.
How do I know if the Paths are available in my city?
For now, Path pilots are being conducted with leading Employers in various cities across the U.S. Once ready, we will open those Paths to specific cities, regions or the entire country, depending on demand for those jobs. The number of open Paths will always correspond to the number of open jobs, so that we can guarantee graduates a job.
How does the job guarantee work?*
All Candidates who complete Paths on-time (completion periods are Path-specific, and are told to Candidates upon registration) and “on performance” are guaranteed a job with the endorsing Employer, or they receive a full refund of their Path tuition. “On performance” means the Candidate met the requirements for the Employer’s predetermined skills ratings. Candidates are rated on a scale of 1-5 per skill, and most Employers require a 4.0 or higher for guaranteed employment. Candidates who meet those requirements will be placed in a job with the endorsing Employer within 90 days. Those who aren’t placed will receive a full refund of their tuition.
How much do Paths cost?
The costs of Paths vary depending on the job, the industry, the skills needed/taught and the duration. The current range for Besomebody Learning Paths is between $2,000 - $5,000, with a 100% job guarantee. Payment plans and employer payback programs may be available to qualified Candidates. On average, Besomebody Learning Paths are 10x less expensive than comparable programs at local community colleges, trade schools, vocational schools and online learning academies. None of those programs offer a job placement guarantee.
I’m an Employer who needs skilled talent, how do I partner with Besomebody?
We are always looking for outstanding Employer partners. Our goal is to help build your business by creating a steady pipeline of skilled, trained and passionate talent that learns what they need to know to do well on the job, at your company. Everyone wins in this model: Employers win with reduced costs for hiring, recruitment and training. Candidates win with practical skills training that leads to a job (not just a degree). And Instructors win because they get paid to teach what they love. We would love to partner with you. To request information on how to become a partner Employer, please click here.