Young people – those in middle and high school – need to be able to understand the opportunities that might be available to them as they consider their education-to-career pathways, according to Jean Eddy, CEO and president, American Students Assistance (ASA).
She says that navigation needs a re-haul.
WorkingNation sat down with Eddy at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.
Being ‘digital natives’ – as Eddy calls young people – ASA has created content that allows exploration.
“We developed a product called Futurescape that allows a young person to go into this platform. They can do games and play. It assesses abilities and talents through gameplay. Why I think Futurescape is so cool, it opens up a world to these students,” says Eddy.
“I see this as an opportunity for kids to do a lot of exploring, hone what it is that they are trying to lean into, and then use the services of a career counselor in school as a way to refine that search.”