Forefront is closing the skills gap for the next generation of workers through career readiness programs accessible via SMS, Facebook Messenger, and other text-messaging tools. In 2020, we are launching Carmen AI, a career readiness assistant for Latinx talent, to learn new skills such as critical thinking and get hired from top employers.
Forefront can reach untapped job seekers from growing demographics in an affordable, measurable, and scalable way. We capture talent early in the recruiting process by partnering with community colleges, boot camps, and workforce development programs, help them become career-ready by delivering skill-based lessons directly to their phones and unlocking job opportunities with top employers. Current recruitment solutions get talent in the door, but they don't audit for career readiness or provide job seekers with the community they need to succeed in these roles. On the training side, current solutions do not have instructors that look like or resonate with this demographic. Our first chatbot, Carmen catered to Latinx talent speak the language of our users, deploys training content relevant to them, and provides them with the social capital to get access to jobs.