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Jeff Truthan
Spokane Valley
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Jeff Truthan has served the rehabilitation and disability management industry since 1973. His is a 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  He earned a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975.  Jeff spent nine years in direct client services as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Evaluator. From 1985 to 1997, Jeff used his "knowledge from the trenches" to serve in various support, sales, training, and product management capacities at Ability Information Systems / CAPCO: The Capability Corporation / JobQuest where he designed and supported a mix of PC and online products.  He acquired those products in 1998 from JobQuest.  In 2010, Jeff acquired the VERTEKŸâ product line, including OccuBrowse, OccuBrowse Plus, OASYS, and OASYS Job Match.

As President of SkillTRAN, Jeff continues to spearhead a multi-year effort to re-engineer these classic services into a web-based format. Jeff has designed a revolutionary new approach to the interpretation of labor market information that is rapidly achieving industry acceptance.  Jeff is highly attuned to the needs of vocational rehabilitation and disability management professionalsand is inspired bytheir great questions and suggestions.  


1989 - Job Matching Systems: One Difference is the Data

1993 - The 1991 DOT: What's New and Different and Implications for Traditional Evaluation Techniques

2003 - DOT vs. O*NET: Transferable Skills Analysis in a Time of Transition

2009 - A Call to Update the DOT

2014 - Chapter 15 - Computerized Vocational Guidance Systems in Strauser, David (editor).  Career Foundations

2014 - May  - SkillTRAN Comments to Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey about the new Occupational Requirements Survey

2014 - August - SkillTRAN Comments to the US Office of Inspector General about the new Occupational Requirements Survey

2014 - Labor Market Information Guide

2015 - April - SkillTRAN Comments regarding the new Occupational Requirement Survey