What We Do
SOLID, LLC is a Woman-Owned Small Business that provides policy research, occupational analysis, and web development and database management services for government and private sector clients.
SOLID has a long-established expertise in occupational analysis, especially as it relates to civilian credentialing and military service members. Let us leverage that expertise for you.
Whether we help you develop the content or not, SOLID can create a cutting-edge web presence that effectively communicates your key messages to your core audiences. We work to understand your content and your users, and craft responsive sites designed to meet your goals and objectives. After all, Information Design is our middle name.
Research & Analysis
SOLID’s staff of experienced analysts support an array of advanced services. From standalone studies to multi-year research projects, our seasoned analysts can produce the results you need, on time and on budget.
SOLID provides subject matter expertise, cutting-edge research and analysis, design, and sophisticated application development for a variety of clients and projects. While our primary body of work has been in the military to civilian space supporting several long-term contracts with the Department of Defense, the full scope of our work and our team’s capabilities is extensive. Following is just a selection of the projects we support.
COOLSM (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line)
The Challenge: Service members have limited access to information on credentials that translate military occupations to the related civilian licenses, certifications, and apprenticeships that support their career both during service and after separation.
The SOLID Solution: COOLSM is an interactive website that uses a database of occupational and credentialing information to allow service members to easily identify and attain credentials that will support their professional development in the military and beyond. SOLID’s extensive expertise in military and civilian occupational analysis allows for service-specific military occupations to be mapped to their related civilian credentials, providing opportunities for career advancement and recognition of skills acquired during the military life cycle.
SOLID has supported COOL since 2006.
The Challenge: While in service, service members struggle with identifying skill gaps in their training or experience to support their professional development and career goals. Post separation, translating military skills and experience into civilian job requirements is a challenge, leading to significant rates of underemployment, and earning below potential and skill level.
The SOLID Solution: Powered by COOLSM, MilGearsSM is a cutting-edge, web-based technology solution designed to support professional development for service members at every stage of their career—from recruitment through transition—by connecting individual learning and experience to customized career and education opportunities. Built on an extensive aggregate of military and civilian occupational and credentialing data mapped by SOLID’s world-class analysts, MilGearsSM allows users to explore career paths, assess how their current experience matches up to job requirements, and advance their career goals.
SOLID has supported MilGears since it’s conception in 2017.
Connecting Industry Partners to Transitioning Service members for Fully Funded, Real World Experience in In-Demand Fields
The Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge program connects separating military Service members with industry partners, helping them gain invaluable real-world experience for a seamless transition to the civilian workforce. Eligible during the final 180 days of service, service members enrolled in SkillBridge programs take part in specialized industry training, apprenticeships, or internships in in-demand fields while receiving full military compensation and benefits. A truly mutually beneficial partnership, SkillBridge industry partners get the opportunity to tap into a highly trained, motivated, and dependable population of workers at no cost, while providing indispensable knowledge, training, and on-the-job experience to service members that can translate to post-service employment opportunities.
Navy College Program
A Comprehensive Planning Platform that Provides Navy Sailors the Opportunity to Make the Most of Educational Opportunities.
The Navy College Program enables Sailors to receive academic credit for training they receive and work they perform while serving on active duty. This includes classes and coursework completed remotely when deployed, including on ships and submarines. The Navy asked SOLID to redesign and redevelop the Navy College Program website as the Navy transitioned from on-base Navy College Offices to virtual support and counseling services that would be provided through the website. SOLID successfully supported the transition, developing a website and online tools that maintained high service levels and Sailor satisfaction during and after the transition.
The Challenge: Dallas College sought a software solution that would enable Texans to access regional reskilling and upskilling opportunities in Dallas to further their career and professional development goals in the high-demand healthcare sector.
The SOLID Solution: SOLID’s groundbreaking cloud-based MilGears application is being modified for use by Dallas College to provide users with the ability to explore credentials, occupations, and specific job opportunities related to their entire portfolio of skills and experience. MapMyFutureSM allows users to explore credentials, apprenticeships, and jobs based on their interests and view and download their results.
How To Work With Us
GSA Multiple Award Schedule – MAS
Contract Number: GS-10F-085BA
Federal Supply Group: MAS
SIN 541511 – Web Based Marketing
SIN 54151S – Information Technology Professional Services
SIN 541611 – Management and Financial Consulting, Acquisition and Grants Management Support, and Business Program and Project Management Services
SIN OLM – Order Level Materials
519130 – Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals
541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
541611 – Administrative Management Consulting Services
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
541613 – Marketing Consulting Services
541720 – Research and Development in the Social Sciences & Humanities
541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
SOLID has authored or contributed our subject matter expertise to a variety of workforce development and credentialing-related reports and publications. Included below are a few notable examples:
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