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- PathwayU is a software as a service (SaaS) subscription model
Users create their very own account and also allow university advisors to see their results. Like LinkedIn or Facebook, PathwayU does not interchange data with the academic record at your institution or require an IT project to deploy it to your users.
- Beyond Career Counseling PathwayU Offers Student Success from Recruitment to Retirement
PathwayU is not a skills, abilities or simple interest inventory. Instead we are a platform with a predictive algorithm that works for learners age sixteen through retirement. The platform guides a learner the educational choice, vocation exploration and employment pathways where they will find the greatest sense of purpose and meaning in their lives. This in turn, improves outcomes all along the way and enables the learner to better map their education journey to get there.
- How is PathwayU really that different?
PathwayU uses predictive science to guide learners to education pathways, vocational choice and ultimately employment based in scientific measures of where they will find a deep sense of purpose and meaning. Using conventional interest and values matching coupled with a patented algorithm showing this prediction of purpose, PathwayU goes well beyond traditional counseling applications and moves the needle to the positive in areas of student success.
PathwayU was created from years of research and development in predictive analytics pertaining to vocational psychology in career development. The result of these analytics helps develop strategies that students, alumni and job seekers in general can implement to identify and pursue education and career paths that fit them well. The end goal of this process is to raise graduation rates, improve vocational program completion statistics as well as help users build satisfying and purposeful careers once they graduate.
The online user portal contains assessments, personal reports, a job-matching instrument, and “how to” tools designed to help students and other users find an education and career path that fits, make informed choices about education and career options, navigate the job search and interview process, and shape their work in ways that make it meaningful.
- For the Administrator
The PathwayU Admin console provides immediate access to a student’s PathwayU results designed to augment counseling and intervention sessions. This interface presented in similar fashion to the user interface is geared specifically with easy to navigate information to help the learner and the counselor interpret and use the recommendations from the platform.
The PathwayU data collected from users allows the administrator to conduct advance outcome studies by correlating “fit” data against academic performance and success outcomes.
- For the Faculty
PathwayU is easy to use. It does not require a background in career counseling and or advising to easily understand the student information and scores it presents. It also allows learners to share downloadable reports with instructors that will help in “getting to know” their students.
PathwayU is rich in tools and curriculum that can use used in the classroom, remote services and webinars.
PathwayU offers resources that are designed to teach and instruct administrators and faculty on best practices for using the platform when interacting with their students.