This article describes the differences between two similarly named features: Job Role Paths and Job Roles. Job Role Paths and Job Roles are both available in enterprise accounts, but only Job Role Paths are available in individual accounts. This article is intended for enterprise accounts.
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Job Role Paths
In early 2021, Cloud Academy introduced a special kind of Training Plan we call a Job Role Path. Each curated Job Role Path is named after the kind of job title the learner wants to pursue, such as Cloud Architect or Software Engineer.
Individuals can find Job Role Paths in the training library to assign to themselves, and team managers in enterprises can assign the Job Role Paths to team members. The training in a Job Role Path helps the learner prepare for a job with that title.
The following graphic shows an example of a Job Role Path available through the training library.
Now, almost 2 years later, Cloud Academy has introduced a new feature for enterprises with a similar name: Job Roles.
Like Job Role Paths, the names of Job Role sounds like job titles. However, unlike Job Role Paths, Job Roles are not content. Instead, Job Roles are components of a Career Path and a tool in the Skills Readiness Solution.
A member's Job Role is their current title or role in your organization. Since they are not content, you don't find Job Roles in the training library.
Team managers use the Job Role to assign Programs of curated training content, but the content in that Program varies depending on the Smart Skills associated with the Job Role and the proficiency level a person with the Job Role needs in each skill. In other words, the Job Role is not, itself, content.
The following graphic shows an example of the matrix of Smart Skills and proficiency levels for the Job Roles in a Career Path.
The following table shows how some of the characteristics of these features differ from each other.
|Job Role Path||Job Role|
|The name of the Job Role Path is the job title the student wants to prepare for.||The name of the Job Role is the job title the student currently has.|
|Team manager can assign them to members, and members can assign them to themselves.||Administrators or team managers can assign training Programs based on Job Role.|
|The Job Role Paths in the list describe a level of proficiency, such as Starter, Intermediate, and Proficient.||The Job Roles in the Career Path describe a level of seniority, such as Junior, Mid-level, and Senior.|
|Job Role Paths contain training generally associated with a job title.||Job Roles have a customizable matrix of of Smart Skills and proficiency level with those skills. You can assign Programs to people with a particular Job Role to get them to the level of proficiency they need for each skill.|
|Everyone who takes a Job Role Paths starts at the beginning.||Training Programs based on Job Role Paths use Smart Assessments to determine the learners' current level so they can skip training that is too easy for them.|
Job titles available:
Career Paths available:
Enterprises can use either or both of Job Roles and Job Role Paths. If you have more questions contact your Customer Success Manager or email@example.com.