Skillsmart provides daily up-skilling to trades professionals via our unique smartphone apps. Over time, they learn valuable new trade skills to help them grow their businesses.
Our industry-leading training and support is delivered direct to users’ phones. By dedicating just a few minutes a day to learning, Skillsmart provides Heating Engineers with a convenient, impactful way to dramatically transform their business performance. Starting with Heating Engineers, Skillsmart will expand to support Electricians, Plumbers, Builders, Gardeners and more.
Like Alexa and Siri, Skillup will become the trades professional’s go-to digital assistant, managing daily learning sessions and providing solutions to urgent challenges. Through AI, Skillup will get to know and understand each Member’s specialisation areas, skills and working styles. Skillup will use these insights to turn Heating Engineers into Net Zero Leaders, applying the latest eco-solutions instead of dirty outdated practices; a move that’s urgently needed to rapidly transition our country’s heating infrastructure to sustainability.
One of Heating Engineers’ biggest unsolved pain points is subcontracting. This is a permanent headache for the UK’s 120,000 freelancers who don’t know where they’ll be working in a month’s time, and frequently need a 2nd pair of hands. SubbieSeeker connects Heating Engineers wanting help with those wanting work. Like a ‘Tinder for Trades’, we use AI technology to match compatible co-workers and lead them through the job they're committed to together.
To encourage and reward regular use, we invite Members who have achieved a 10-day learning streak to share their favourite (<1 minute) work-related story, or TradeTok, with the community. TradeToks will be shared with Members after they’ve completed each day’s lesson, and members will be able to rate the TradeToks. A 5-day learning streak will unlock a weekend ballot of 5 TradeToks. Bubble-up voting will decide a national winner each month, who’ll receive a prize. A <1 minute thanks to the community, from the beach (if the prize is a holiday), will be shared by each winner. In a profession where people work in isolation and share lots in common, TradeToks will provide a much-needed sense of community that’s currently lacking.
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Hear what our mission is and how we intend to get there,
from our Founder, StJohn Smith.
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We believe Skillsmart has the potential to transform the trades professions through new ways of learning, by applying environmentally-friendly solutions and the benefits of being part of an online community. This is particularly relevant at a time where environmental concerns are of critical, undeniable importance.
Skillsmart is working to finalise a scalable MVP and get market validation of the technologies and innovations detailed above.
Check out how this all ties together - and get in touch if you would like to join our journey going forward!