Leading education technology company brings home gold for unique approach to aptitude discovery
AMERICAN FORK, Utah, April XX, 2023 – YouScience®, the leading technology provider dedicated to closing the growing skills gap between students and employers, today announced that it has earned the “2023 EdTech Cool Tool Award for College Prep Solution” from EdTech Digest for YouScience Discovery, the only personalized aptitude-based college and career guidance solution available. The EdTech Awards program recognizes the contributions from individuals and organizations in the pursuit of transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.
“We are proud to be recognized by EdTech Digest for our efforts in helping students uncover their aptitudes, determine their best-fit college and career pathways, and re-engage in their learning,” said Edson Barton, Founder and CEO, YouScience. “Research has shown that students who are actively engaged are more likely to attend and complete college compared to those who are disengaged. By empowering students to identify their aptitudes and natural talents, they can find true purpose and direction in their learning.”
YouScience Discovery is now known as YouScience® Aptitude & Career Discovery as part of YouScience® Brightpath. It combines a series of aptitude-driven brain game exercises – which were developed based on more than 50 years of scientific research – along with proprietary artificial intelligence to reveal the natural abilities and interests for students. The solution processes the results and then provides information about the student and matches them to best-fit careers based on their aptitudes and interests. It has helped more than 5.5 million students nationwide understand their natural aptitudes and talents, and has contributed to the improvement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education by providing access to new, better-fit opportunities for all students.
The winners of the The EdTech Awards are selected based on various criteria such as pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value, and potential. The esteemed panel of judges represents a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including educators, industry veterans, entrepreneurs, learning and technology coordinators, and more.