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Feb 13, 2017

The newest addition to the Simcoach Skill Arcade - JobPro: Get Hired!

The Newest Addition to the Simcoach Skill Arcade - JobPro: Get Hired!
For immediate release

February 13, 2017

Contact: Zachary Smith (zsmith@simcoachgames.com)

Building on the momentum of Partner4Work’s 40,000 for 40,000 campaign to help the region’s unemployed and underemployed get to work, Simcoach Games has added the Get Hired! video game to its Simcoach Skill Arcade. The Skill Arcade includes a series of video games to help job seekers assess aptitudes, explore careers, learn basic job skills, and develop job readiness skills. Get Hired!, with over 35,000 downloads to date, provides job seekers an opportunity to practice key job interview behaviors and answering interview questions.

Job Pro: Get Hired! is one of four video games designed and developed in collaboration with Partner4Work, formerly Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board. Job Pro: Get Prepared! and Job Pro: Get Dressed! also help job seekers to prepare for job interviews. The fourth game, “Booeys: A Ghosts Code” was launched as part of the TechHire Pittsburgh Initiative and is designed to assess a player’s aptitude in five areas critical to careers in technology, such as problem solving, logic, attention to detail, etc.

Simcoach Games CEO, Jessica Trybus stated that the Pittsburgh based video game company hopes to add several more soft skill games to the Skill Arcade in the months to come covering basic skills such as conflict resolution, emotional awareness, and communication, to name a few.

“Job readiness skills are critical to helping the region’s job seekers connect with career opportunity,” said Stefani Pashman, Partner4Work CEO. “We’re proud to partner with Simcoach on JobPro and Booeys to bring people new ways to receive the tools, the skills, and confidence they need to connect and succeed in the workforce.”

About Simcoach Games

Simcoach Games designs and develops video games to support workforce development and training.  We make learning simple, interactive and measurable, putting the power to learn and practice skills in the player’s hands in a way that keeps the learner engaged and motivated. Each of our games focuses on key behaviors tied to measurable outcomes that are defined at the start of our design and development process.  Located in Pittsburgh’s vibrant Strip District, Simcoach Games partners with regional and national companies and organizations seeking innovative learning solutions.  For more information about the company, visit www.simcoachgames.com.

About Partner4Work

Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $20 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.