Enabling students to quantify their skills with industry-recognized certifications helps address the ongoing skill and labor gap in the United States
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (PRWEB) July 12, 2023
YouScience®, the leading technology provider dedicated to closing the growing skills gap between students and employers, is proud to announce that it has administered over 1 million certification exams to high school students across the U.S., during the 2022-23 academic year. With industry-recognized certifications, students can demonstrate and quantify their skills to share with future employers. This significant milestone illustrates the company’s commitment to bridging the skill and labor gap in the United States and equipping the future workforce with essential industry skills. The nation faces a critical challenge in matching available jobs with skilled workers. As industries evolve and technology advances at a rapid pace, traditional education systems struggle to keep up with the changing demands of the labor market. Recognizing this pressing issue, YouScience has developed a comprehensive solution to empower high school students and ensure they possess the necessary skills for success in the workforce.
“We are committed to equipping the next generation with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce. We believe that by bridging the gap between education and industry, we can create a brighter future for both students and employers.” — Edson Barton, CEO of YouScience.
With its innovative platform, YouScience® Brightpath, the company offers students an opportunity to explore their aptitudes, interests, and strengths, providing them with valuable insights into potential career paths. The platform utilizes a unique combination of aptitude testing and career discovery tools, enabling students to identify and align their natural abilities with the skills required in various industries To address the skill and labor gap further, YouScience collaborates with industry experts to develop rigorous certification programs that validate students’ competencies in specific fields using the YouScience® Industry Certifications. These certifications provide a tangible demonstration of proficiency and equip students with a competitive advantage in the job market. They also cover various industries, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and more, ensuring students have access to diverse career opportunities. Key takeaways of YouScience® Industry Certifications:
- Over 1 million industry-recognized exams have been administered to high school students during the 2022-23 academic year.
- 43 states, 848 districts, and 1,635 schools across the United States participated in these exams.
- YouScience® Industry Certifications are the nation’s most extensive library of industry-recognized exams with over 200 entry- to mid-level certifications available. Exams are available for all 16 National Career Clusters including 21st Century Skills.