What We Do
SOLID is a woman-owned small business with over 20 years of experience creating workforce development solutions for civilian and military clients. We’re strengthening our nation’s workforce by expanding pathways and increasing recognition of skills and abilities.
Our Services & Solutions
With an eye to the continued evolution of the labor force, increased demand for skilled workers, and a need for enhanced recognition of skills and experience, SOLID develops cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of an ever-changing talent marketplace.
Meticulous attention to detail, unparalleled knowledge of the credentialing ecosystem, and our commitment to delivering high-quality services and solutions has established SOLID as a thought leader in our field and has led to our involvement in groundbreaking workforce development initiatives across the United States.
Research and Analysis
Our team develops data-driven strategies to assess workforce needs and create effective solutions to identify skills, address skills gaps and create robust, equitable career pathways.
- Workforce Development Consulting
- Career Pathway and Talent Management Tool Development
- Management and Consulting Services
The digital landscape is ever evolving; SOLID builds modern, user-centered, and robust talent management solutions that put your workforce data to work.
- Data Engineering
- Business Process Engineering and Automation
- Secure Software Solutions
- Decentralized Identity and Digital Wallet
SOLID’s involvement with key forums and initiatives related to innovations in civilian and military workforce development has established us as sought-after thought leaders in the field. Our subject matter experts deliver authentic, research-driven content, inspire innovation, and utilize our expertise, insight, and experience to create solutions that promote workforce transformation. We collaborate with peers to:
- Participate on Advisory Boards and Working Groups
- Facilitate presentations and contribute to webinars
- Explore new research and author white papers and reports
- Coordinate stakeholder convenings
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. The following is just a small selection of the projects we support.
COOL (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: COOL 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. After 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 COOL, MilGears 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, MilGears 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 its inception 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 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.
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:
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
541511 (PRIMARY) – Custom Computer Programming Services
541611 – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541612 – Human Resources Consulting Services
541513 – Marketing Consulting Services
541720 – Research and Development in the Social Sciences & Humanities
541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
611710 – Educational Support Services