Wednesday, February 15, 2023

RPP #209: Edson Barton of YouScience

  • Interview with Edson Barton, CEO and Founder of YouScience. YouScience "helps students build confidence and connects their education to best-fit careers in every stage of their journey." We discuss:
    • Edson Barton, CEO

      Edson's background  
    • Making education meaningful 
    • Improving standards in schools and for corporate certifications
    • Employers say that colleges are not preparing students for the workforce 
    • Alignment of teaching with a student's career path creates engagement, retention, and improved outcomes
    • Increased dropout rate during pandemic
    • General studies is fastest growing major but it doesn't prepare students for the workplace
    • Liberal Arts education has stripped out career orientation
    • Students discover their aptitude using "brain games" 
    • They learn the "science" of themselves
    • Employers discover and recruit students who match their needs
  • Podsafe music selection
Duration: 57:26