Ed Tech M&A

YouScience Acquires NC3T, Expanding Its College and Career Readiness Solutions

Aptitude assessment and CTE solutions provider YouScience has acquired the National Center for College and Career Transitions, or NC3T, expanding YouScience’s ability to help K–12 students find and prepare for the career and college options that best fit their interests and abilities, according to a news release.

What Does YouScience Do For Schools, Exactly?

For THE Journal Insider podcast’s September episode, host and THEJournal.com editor Kristal Kuykendall asked YouScience COO Jeri Larsen to explain what YouScience solutions for K–12 schools do, how they work, and provide a brief demo (with video!) of the Discovery aptitude assessment platform. Watch and listen on THE Journal Insider’s YouTube channel or find the episode on all the major podcast platforms. Read More.

NC3T’s solutions for K–12 education include consulting and planning services, workshops, and a browser-based software platform all aimed to help K–12 schools develop career-connected learning strategies and help educators manage career exposure activities and work-based learning programs.

YouScience said the acquisition further accelerates its goal to “help students succeed in their college and career journey by identifying their aptitudes and connecting them to their best-fit career and educational pathways.”

YouScience will integrate NC3T's work-based learning platform, called Seamless WBL, with its Discovery aptitude assessment solution and Precision Exams industry certifications to “better support districts, schools, and educators in preparing students for college and careers,” the company said in its announcement. YouScience will continue NC3T's professional development, workshops, and consulting services, as well.

"Work-based learning and career-informed classroom resources are a natural complement to our mission to empower every student, regardless of race, gender, geography, or environment, to find their best-fit educational and career pathway," said Edson Barton, Founder and CEO of YouScience.

Learn more at YouScience.com.

About the Author

Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].