Company Recognized for Excellence in Helping Prepare Students for Future Educational and Career Pathways
AMERICAN FORK, UT – June 9, 2022 – YouScience, the leading student engagement platform that leverages data science to improve student success and bridge the divide between education and careers, today announced that YouScience Discovery was named the Overall College Prep Solution of the Year in the fourth annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards. The awards, hosted by leading market intelligence firm Tech Breakthrough, highlight the world’s best companies, products, and services in the field of educational technology.
“We are honored to be recognized as one of the EdTech Breakthrough winners this year for our comprehensive platform aimed at helping students find their best possible pathway,” said Edson Barton, Founder and CEO, YouScience. “It is our belief that all students have great talent and we’re dedicated to helping them find and understand it. By uncovering their natural aptitudes, students can be placed into the educational or career pathways best suited for them and, in turn, they become more engaged in their learning.”
YouScience Discovery is the only psychometrically based college career guidance tool, which provides a personal and highly accurate assessment of an individual’s natural aptitudes. By assessing an individual’s aptitudes, they can be placed into the right educational pathways – ones that they are naturally wired for. In addition to pointing students towards the best matched educational and career pathway, YouScience also provides students with suggested careers. This exposes them to careers they might not otherwise consider and helps them determine what their educational career path needs to be to get to the job they want.
YouScience also works to help students get into career and technical education (CTE) programs through Precision Exams, which arms them with a certification to prove they have the skills and knowledge for in-demand careers. Since CTE programs are known to both increase enrollment in community college and increase college completion, this is substantial.
A panel of experts in education technology selected YouScience for this recognition from more than 2,000 nominations worldwide.
“The statistics are clear here in that students who are actively engaged are 200% more likely to attend and complete college, and students who take aptitude tests are more likely to find careers they enjoy and are naturally suited for,” said James Johnson, Managing Director, EdTech Breakthrough. “By helping students figure out what they are good at, what they want to do and nurturing their talent coupled with interests, schools can improve the educational outcomes for students. YouScience is delivering a ‘breakthrough’ solution to achieve these improved outcomes and we are thrilled to congratulate the entire YouScience team for their well-deserved 2022 EdTech Breakthrough Award.”
The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,250 nominations from over 18 different countries throughout the world.
For more information on YouScience, please visit www.youscience.com.
YouScience is the only provider of a fully integrated platform that delivers highly accurate aptitude-based assessments, personalized career guidance, and industry-recognized certifications, empowering individuals in their educational and career pathways. Leveraging proven research and industry input, YouScience helps individuals identify their natural talents, validate their skills and knowledge, and get matched with real-world educational and career pathways in high-demand occupations. YouScience is the preferred choice of individuals, parents, educators, and counselors to guide and support educational and career pathways, currently serving more than 7,000 educational institutions and nearly one million users.
About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.