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Toyota Wellspring Celebrates 10 Years

TUPELO • For 10 years, the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund has worked to expose, educate and connect students to careers and a better future in Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties. “This has created so many opportunities for young people in our region,” said Pontotoc County Chancery Clerk Ricky Ferguson, who serves on the fund’s board. On…

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YouScience helps county schools measure vocational aptitude

As another school year begins, Union County ninth through 12th-graders make another step along their career paths with help from YouScience. According to David Simmons, career coach for Union County School District, the program is an online assessment that measures a student’s aptitude potential and helps discover his or her interests related to a career….

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Looking at Aptitudes Over Interests to Drive Career Pathways

Atlanta’s economy is growing rapidly. In 2018, employers created 58,400 new jobs, and the workforce increased by 2.8 percent. Demand for new employees also jumped, with more than half a million job openings in the metro area – nearly 10 percent more than 2017. But despite this tremendous opportunity, like other growing areas, the Atlanta…

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Students Complete YouScience Snapshot Assessment

The results are in!  Eighth graders at New Albany Middle School (NAMS) have completed the YouScience Snapshot assessment this month.  YouScience is a great way for students to learn more about themselves, explore high-demand careers that are a good fit for them, and gain a better understanding of how their unique talents are needed in…

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Full Employment

With the new school year underway, Walton Works is gearing up for its second year of connecting local students to local companies. Walton Works is an arm of the Development Authority of Walton County focused on employability and uniting the sometimes separated worlds of high schools, technical schools and industry. Last year was the first…

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Students have more ability than interest for high-demand jobs

Arkansas students have greater natural talent than interest for high-demand jobs in the state, and those who only base their career choice on interest might be led away from jobs that have a greater economic impact, according to results from a new aptitude report. Nashville-based technology company YouScience released the report after surveying 7,060 Arkansas…

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Report confirms Tuscaloosa students well-suited for in-demand career opportunities

Newly-released career aptitude data shows diverse talent pool to support key Alabama industries NASHVILLE, TN – Representatives from YouScience and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama today unveiled data from a new talent pipeline report showcasing Tuscaloosa high school students’ aptitudes for careers in health care, information technology, construction, manufacturing, and distribution logistics.  The data was released during a presentation at the annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives…

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Fisk University Works to Provide Enhanced Career Guidance for Students

New partnership with YouScience helps connect students with in-demand job opportunities. NASHVILLE, TN – Fisk University today announced a new effort to help students better understand how their natural abilities align with today’s workforce and plan proactive education pathways to pursue in-demand jobs.   The institution has partnered with Nashville-based edtech company YouScience to provide a cutting-edge aptitude assessment tool…

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Test finds many SCS students self-select out of lucrative career paths

By Mary Cashiola – Managing Editor, Memphis Business Journal In an effort to shepherd students — earlier — toward careers in which they may excel, Shelby County Schools participated in a program this past school year to assess the aptitudes of 1,800 middle schoolers. And what they found is that students are self-selecting away from…

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Tennessee Talent Pipeline

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