YouScience®, the leading technology provider dedicated to solving the skills gap crisis for students and employers, has launched a new platform called YouScience® Brightpath to help students better prepare for success in school and life.
The comprehensive education-to-career platform uses decades of research and a proprietary artificial intelligence engine to deliver personalized education and career pathways, according to a press note from the company.
Education leaders need innovative, proven solutions to make education more meaningful and provide students with the necessary support for their educational and career success, said a statement. According to recent research, a staggering 75 percent of high school graduates do not feel confident or prepared enough to make decisions about college or their careers once they graduate. At the same time, business and industry leaders are facing significant challenges in hiring a workforce that possesses the required skills, experience, and aptitude for today’s and tomorrow’s job roles.
YouScience® Brightpath is designed to enable education-to-career convergence for the benefit of all students. It provides educators and administrators with the flexibility and tools needed to engage and re-engage students.
With YouScience® Brightpath platform, students can discover their aptitudes and natural talents and use these as the foundation for understanding themselves better, see a range of educational opportunities that they can pursue, explore different career opportunities that align with their aptitudes, validate their learning by earning industry-recognized certifications, align their talents, skills, knowledge, and interests to specific programs and majors within colleges, and gain access to local, regional, and national employers who offer internships, apprenticeships, or jobs that align with their aptitudes. Students, counselors, and school personnel, as well as parents or guardians, can work together to identify the right mix of high school courses to take that align with each student’s natural talents and future plans.
“The need for this type of solution is critical. It’s important for students to be able to explore who they are, what they are innately good at, and what they are interested in, so they know what classes to choose and how those classes connect to their career goals. YouScience will provide students with the tools needed to find the pathway that is right for them, creating excitement for their futures, while assisting educators and district leaders with the right type of support to ensure student success. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with YouScience to create a holistic approach in making sure our students are prepared for their future,” said Margaret Rice, Director, Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Washougal School District.
The Washougal School District in Washougal, Washington, is an early adopter of several of the new capabilities featured in YouScience® Brightpath.
YouScience® Brightpath also supports education leaders in achieving critical initiatives, including improving diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes and graduation rates among students, inspiring student engagement, providing personalized guidance for each student, showcasing career and technical education (CTE) programs to the entire population of students, quantifying outcomes through industry-recognized certifications, demonstrating learning relevance through a closer alignment of education and industry, and helping more students enroll and stay active in personalized post-secondary education.
Speaking about the new platform, Edson Barton, Founder & CEO of YouScience, said,
We constantly hear from students and educators alike that there is a missing link in education. That missing link is the connection between the classroom and the real world. Our mission is to empower everyone to find intentional, individual success. YouScience® Brightpath is a first-of-its-kind solution that uses decades of proven data and advanced AI to help students discover, prove, and pursue their passion, their path, and their purpose.
YouScience leverages proven research, artificial intelligence, and industry input to help individuals identify their natural talents, validate their skills and knowledge, and get matched with real-world educational and career pathways in high-demand occupations. The platform is currently serving more than 7,000 educational institutions and nearly one million users.