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Virtual Job Shadow ® and Nepris Announce New Company, Pathful Inc., to Form Comprehensive College and Career Readiness System

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AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Virtual Job Shadow® (VJS), a college and career readiness exploration and planning platform, and Nepris, a college readiness live industry connections platform and Quarry and its entities were merged to create a new company Pathful Inc. (Austin, TX). Pathful is a comprehensive college and career readiness system for students and educators. As a result, the Virtual Job Shadow® and Nepris platforms will also be renamed – Pathful Explore (formerly VJS) and Pathful Connect (formerly Nepris). The new company is backed by PSG, a leading growth capital firm that partners with software and technology services companies to help them accelerate their growth. Pathful creates a powerful system that provides educators – CTE educators, work-based learning coordinators, general education teachers, special education teachers, and school counselors – with a variety of resources they can use to help their students succeed in their future careers. For anyone involved in shaping a student’s future, Pathful is a comprehensive college and career readiness system – now, a square for a more insightful, impactful, and meaningful college and career readiness experience.

Jennie Kristoffersen, CEO of Pathful, says, “We believe the pandemic has increased investment in many edtech platforms, which has put more work on teachers. Our goal is to consolidate and make implementation easier and more efficient. “With Pathful, educators and students can access quality career exploration and planning tools, workplace learning, real-world career experiences, and career assessments – the everything in one place,” continues Kristoffersen.

Pathful is on a mission to change the way we think about college and career readiness and provide the ability to connect industry professionals directly to the classroom. Pathful becomes an integrated system that combines student-led content with live industry connections throughout the college and career readiness journey.

“PSG is looking to partner with founders and CEOs who we believe are driven to accelerate product growth and adoption in major markets,” said PSG Chief Executive Tom Reardon. “We are thrilled to have found the opportunity to work with Jennie, who has proven herself to be an innovator within EdTech, to bring together two industry-leading products and create a single platform for college and career.”

The entire Pathful system provides a suite of platforms that integrates exploration and planning tools, life skills resources, assessments and live virtual engagements with real professionals and potential employers to help students to make more informed decisions about their future.

“We envision a classroom where industry engagement is not once a year during career days, but daily in math, science, ELA and social studies classrooms . Pathful aims to bridge several gaps between the skills various industries need and what students learn by providing real-world relevance,” says Sabari Raja, Chief Strategy Officer at Pathful.

For Back to School 2022, Pathful is also introducing a new product, Pathful Planner, which allows school counselors and administrators to develop individualized graduation plans for students (grades 6-12) to help guide their educational, career, and employment goals while meeting district-wide graduation requirements.

Pathful platforms and products for a complete college and career readiness system include:

SYSTEM

Pathful (complete system)

PLATFORM NAMES

  • Pathful Explore (formerly VirtualJobShadow®) A college and career planning and exploration platform that helps students explore career paths and plan;

  • Pathful Connect (formerly Nepris) A live industry connections platform that connects educators and learners with a network of industry professionals;

  • Pathful Junior (formerly VJS Junior) A K-5 career awareness platform;

SOME PRODUCTS

Pathful Planner A 6-12 lesson planner, releases Back to School 2022.

“This is an amalgamation of two popular tools with our educators that we believe will make sense for district leaders and educators,” said Twinkle Familiare, CTE in Schools Project Program Manager. Seattle public. “It’s a combination that aims to make life easier for teachers and allows for a more holistic and thoughtful approach to planning for life after high school.”

With a network of industry professionals and a video library of engaging content, Pathful offers a comprehensive college and career readiness system for students and educators. Learn all about what Pathful has in store at www.pathful.com.

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For more information about this release or to schedule an interview, please contact: Pathful Media Contact: Pamela Parker, Vice President of Marketing, Pathful, [email protected], (646) 585-3167

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About Pathful Inc. pathetic aims to help students decide what they want to be, what they need to learn, and who they need to know to prepare for life beyond the classroom. Now there’s one place to get college and career information, planning, exploring, and live connections for a more insightful, impactful, and meaningful experience. Pathful’s slogan is Your complete college and career readiness system. Now pathetic. Currently based in Austin, TX, Pathful is backed by growth capital firm PSG.

About PSG PSG is a growth capital firm that partners with software and technology services companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed over 110 companies and facilitated over 400 follow-on acquisitions, PSG brings extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to working with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG operates from offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, Paris, Madrid and Tel Aviv. To find out more about PSG, visit www.psgequity.com