Innovation & Research
Building better bridges between training & employment
Riipen solves a core challenge facing job-seekers and training providers: the work experience gap. Training programs solve the skills gap and reduce “education friction” (the time, cost, and uncertainty associated with upskilling). But to successfully land a job, workers who are upskilling are also facing an experience gap, as they encounter “hiring friction”: the reluctance of employers to hire candidates who haven’t already proven that they can do the job. Riipen was designed to successfully bridge workers from training to jobs, by addressing the experience gap and reducing or eliminating hiring friction for employers.