Kuder Navigator® has been selected as winner of the “Overall College Prep Solution of the Year” award in the 5th annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by EdTech Breakthrough. 

 The EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Career Preparation. 

 “Kuder Navigator offers guidance and the means to meet a variety of goals students may select for themselves after high school, including plans to attend college. Recent studies have shown that high schoolers are highly aware of current, in-demand occupations, and this awareness is pushing them to make real-world choices that benefit them more immediately – rather than far in the future,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “Navigator is our ‘Overall College Prep Solution of the Year’ with a breakthrough ability to explore occupations, create education plans and review financial information – helping students visualize their futures and make the plans to get there.” 

 In addition to recognizing how Navigator equitably supports students in grades 6-12 better prepare for life after graduation, the platform also received high marks for its impact among school counselors and administrators. The solution works to simplify everyday tasks for educators by providing a wealth of resources such as engaging classroom activities, comprehensive system guides, and downloadable lesson plans. As students complete these assignments within Navigator, qualitative and quantitative is automatically compiled to then be analyzed in real-time using the platform’s administrative dashboard – whereby educators can track, measure, and report on numerous aspects of their students’ post-secondary planning process at both district and state levels. 

 “Navigator has been developed and routinely updated by an esteemed group of renowned career guidance experts to spark thoughtful career conversations with secondary students that help teachers build the bridge from college and career planning concepts to core subjects,” said Erin Milroy, President, Kuder. “We’re thrilled that this award from EdTech Breakthrough recognizes our commitment to facilitate seamless post-secondary transitions for students, and engaging their families as well as educators who care about their future.”