"I USED TORQ TO CUT THROUGH THE NOISE OF THE JOB SEARCHING SITES, AND TO GET LEADS TAILORED TO MY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE."
Personalized Career Pathways
TORQ helps people build career plans in one easy process. Based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities from previous jobs and education, TORQ recommends occupations, training programs, and jobs matched to each individual. TORQ works for all types of workforce clients: youth, dislocated workers, TANF or SNAP recipients, Veterans, individuals with disabilities, and more.
Career specialists and job seekers can build Personal Employment Plans to target increased earnings, education for recognized credentials, and/or occupations in high demand.
An Online Career Coach
TORQ is especially helpful for job seekers who are uncertain about their career goals or employment options. Unlike ordinary job boards, TORQ provides clear guidance to individuals about their skills and opportunities, rather than expecting users to know what they want to do, and where they want to work.
Unlike other products that charge on a per use basis, TORQ allows unlimited use by any number of job seekers and career specialists, for one annual price.
Fast, Easy Self-Service
TORQ delivers personalized guidance based on just a few key data points about the job seeker. With its simple workflow, ranked choices, and immediate access to job listings, TORQ can deliver actionable results in minutes.
Integration With Case Management Systems
TORQ’s cloud-based solution fits within any software platform, and requires no support from technical staff. TORQ’s versatility allows for a variety of uses – some states make TORQ available to all job seekers on the Web, while others use the tool for intensive counseling in specific programs.
Boosts the Impact of Career Staff
TORQ provides career staff with powerful tools to interact with job seekers. Staff can see individual employment plans, track clients’ progress and activity, and email or chat in real time with their customers.
With offices in Indianapolis, DC, and Seattle, TORQworks is a distributed team with a national reach.
In 2007, founder Richard (“Dick”) Judy was hired as a consultant to study career ladders for an Illinois Workforce Investment Board. With a long and respected career in the field of labor and economic analysis, Dick was asked to study how people move from one occupation to another throughout their careers. He quickly discovered the need for a tool that provided a statistically rigorous way to determine how capable a person is of transitioning from one occupation to another.
He built a complex algorithm, originally in a Microsoft Excel workbook, to measure the transferability of workers’ knowledge, skills, and abilities. That Excel workbook was the original, TORQ 1.0. For the first few years, it was tested and refined by workforce professionals around the nation. Their workflows, priorities, needs, and suggestions helped TORQ evolve into a web application, TORQ 3.1 – an intuitive and powerful analysis system that interprets a world of workforce data for workers and their advisors all across the country.
In time, TORQ expanded to help job seekers with the release of cTORQ, a web application that helps One-Stop Job Counselors provide excellent career development service. With cTORQ, career development professionals help job seekers find new jobs or training programs based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities they acquired in previous jobs.
What's next? We've got some exciting products coming very soon and we can't wait to share what we've been working on. If you'd like to be informed of our upcoming releases, follow us on Twitter for updates and check back here for major release blog posts.
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