Alliants Partners with American Student Assistance to Help Millions of American Teenagers Explore Career Possibilities Beyond the Classroom.
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Alliants, the customer experience technology specialists, recently partnered with American Student Assistance® (ASA), a national nonprofit changing the way kids learn about careers and navigate a path to postsecondary education and career success, to provide their expertise as part of the development of ASA Futurescape®, a free, immersive digital platform that helps more than seven million students explore real-world careers beyond the classroom.
Launched in 2020, Futurescape is a personalised digital platform powered by real-time insights, and the only future career exploration tool that exposes young people’s evolving strengths, passions, interests, and goals. The platform shows students the array of choices they have, allowing them to see the big picture before they focus on specific industries or careers.
“In feedback, many of the kids told ASA that the platform has helped them learn about jobs or opportunities that they previously didn’t know existed,” said Ashley Russell, technical lead at Alliants.” And that really was the main goal of the project. Alliants is very proud to be helping millions of kids find their future and feel more confident.”
According to a recent ASA survey of more than 2,000 students, 74% of Futurescape users said they learned more about their personal strengths and/or what jobs and careers might be the best match for them. Nearly eight out of ten (78%) said it gave them exposure and insights into a job they didn’t know existed.
“Research shows that more than 65 percent of high school students and recent high school graduates feel they would have benefited from more career exploration in middle or high school,” said Clay Colarusso, CMO and SVP of Digital Strategy at ASA. “With Futurescape, we are meeting kids, starting in middle school, where they are – on their devices – to help them make informed, confident choices about what to do upon high school graduation.”
Alliants has helped some of the world’s most respected luxury hotel, travel and retail brands deliver exceptional customer experiences. Founded in 2009, we have built industry-changing technology solutions, including award winning mobile apps and chat applications that transform the digital guest experience. Millions of users around the globe use our technology as guests of the world’s most luxurious hotels and brands.
About American Student Assistance® (ASA)
American Student Assistance® (ASA) is a national nonprofit committed to helping middle and high schoolers know themselves, know their options, and make informed decisions to achieve their postsecondary education and career goals. ASA believes all teens should have equitable access to career readiness learning, starting in middle school, so they can develop a plan for their future. ASA fulfils its mission by providing digital-first programming, resources, and experiences, including Futurescape® and Next Voice™, directly to millions of students, in addition to support for educators and intermediaries. To learn more about ASA, visit asa.org/about-asa.