Students Discover Aptitudes through Latitude Test

February 18, 2014

For high school students in the Over the Mountain area, it is time to start making decisions about college.

In an environment where attending college is getting more and more expensive and a college degree no longer guarantees a good job, a new test is helping Over the Mountain students discover their ideal majors and careers.

Several local students recently took an online test called Latitude, launched in December by the Tennessee-based company YouScience.

The test measures students’ interests and abilities based on a two-hour online assessment. The idea, company officials said, is that job success is more likely if someone pursues a career for which they are naturally suited.

“Our mission is to help young adults successfully transition from dependent high school students to independent, employed adults in the career of their choice,” said Philip Hardin, chief executive officer of YouScience.

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