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Why a Personalized Learning Plan is Becoming More Important and More Difficult to Keep Relevant

A personalized learning plan (PLP) is a goal-setting tool that students build themselves with the help of teachers, counselors, parents, and mentors. The challenge facing most districts is that the importance of PLPs is increasing while creating actionable and relevant PLPs is becoming more difficult.  Why a personalized learning plan is becoming more important Students

Awato Partnership with New Hampshire Learning Initiative to Provide Career Pathways Professional Development

In May, the NH Department of Education announced that it purchased Awato for all middle and high school students in the state. The late spring announcement left Awato only four months to notify all the schools and prepare them to implement.  One of the most challenging aspects of software implementation is getting administrators, teachers and

How Personalized Pathfinding can Improve Student Achievement

Students are faced with more choices than ever. Their attention is constantly pulled in multiple directions; tending to their day-to-day course work, juggling extracurricular activities, and planning for life after high school.  With their attention split, even the most engaged student on a conventional pathway can miss opportunities that are best for their academic and

3 problems facing CTE and how pathfinding can solve them
3 problems facing CTE and how pathfinding can solve them

CTE is broadly available, it yields higher salaries, and students can earn college credit. So why aren't more students participating?

What is Career Pathfinding?

Awato is a personalized career pathfinding platform, which differs from commonly used platforms that specialize in building career pathways. Let’s dive into the difference and what makes our method standout.  What is a Pathway?  Many educators and employers may not know it, but they work with pathways every day. A pathway is a set of

Increase student engagement by using personalized career data

Marketing in higher education is rapidly shifting as prospective students’ needs and goals evolve. Prospective students are becoming more concerned about high levels of debt, as a result, they are savvier when making decisions, and institutions need to increase student engagement. They are spending more time on websites and other self-service tools before reaching out

Top Enrollment Trends Leading into Fall 2019

Current enrollment trends are forcing enrollment professionals to face a changing landscape and an increasing challenge to engage a digital-first prospective student. As the behaviors of prospective students evolve, enrollment professionals must adapt at the risk of becoming irrelevant. Recently, we commissioned a marketing firm to research the needs and enrollment trends Enrollment and Admissions

Interpreting Assessment Results in Awato

An assessment needs to be accurately interpreted to be effective. A Career Assessment cannot be 100% predictive, so understanding why a recommendation is made is vital to their success. Students need to be able to have conversations with their counselors to talk through their ideas and be reassured about their intuitions. At Awato, we pride

Why Resume Keywords Matter

When you’re working on your resume in Awato, you’ll notice we have a keyword analyzer, but you might not realize why making sure you use certain keywords could help you get your dream jobs. Here’s why: 1. Most Large Companies use Applicant Tracking Systems 90% of large companies likely use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Career Assessment Should be Fun (Not Boring)

Career Assessments have the opportunity to provide students with invaluable guidance, bolster their relationship with counselors and prompt action. Yet, too often none of these outcomes are spurred by career assessment because people aren’t engaged when they’re taking them. For students to appreciate and act on the guidance of a career assessment, they need to