Why the Knowledge Exchange?
The Knowledge Exchange is inspired from my personal experience and from many years collaborating with students at university.
I was scared and anxious about how fast technology was evolving and it felt like I was being left behind. I was aware of online education resources, but it was overwhelming and I didn't know where to start.
Fortunately, I had a great friend who guided me through the jungle of resources and I was able to successfully learn new skill sets that helped me to secure a new job. Along the way there were two epiphanies...
- Not everyone has a friend who can help them learn new skill sets.
- Everyone should and could have that person in their life.
That last point is worth repeating. The Knowledge Exchange is founded on the belief that there is an enormous untapped resource for sharing knowledge in the form of Givers. We believe that if we build an easy and convenient platform, with flexibility for Givers to change availability and recognition for the Givers altruism, that the Givers will come in mass.
If you know someone who is willing to 'Give an Hour' or needs to 'Take an Hour' - please tell them there is a place for them at the Knowledge Exchange.