Naviance is a college and career preparedness software for students. The product is produced by Hobsons, which was founded in 1974. The company has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, India and Australia. Their software is used by over 9,000 districts and schools to help young adults of all ages prepare for the real world. Honsons supports PLAN, an international charity dedicated to improving schooling for young children around the globe. Hobsons employees have traveled to Ghana, Namibia, Kenya, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic and other countries to attend school openings and distribute materials.
- Naviance is an excellent tool for schools to increase overall grades, increase standardized testing scores and prepare students for college
- Full suite of software and services designed to help young adults prepare for the real world
- Old, established company that knows all the ins and outs of education
- Pricing requires signing up and a quote, and given the scale of the work, it's probably extremely expensive
Hobsons claims that 40 percent of completely disengaged from future preparedness by the team they even reach high school. On top of that, 60 percent of first year college kids find out they aren't prepared for college life, despite actually being in college. Those are alarming statistics, but thankfully there's Naviance, which is designed specifically to fix this problem. Both struggling students and 4.0 kid scientists can benefit from a little bit of real world knowledge when they come of age, and Naviance is an excellent crash course in how to get the most out of secondary education to get a great job. First, Naviance engages in some self discovery with the student while collaborating with teachers, parents and school counselors. Next is career exploration, which is mostly helping a student realize their strengths, knowledge, constraints, values, skills and goals so better academic paths can be chosen. After that is academic planning, which covers everything from learning plans to test preparedness and proper counselor visits. Naviance is more than just a software solution. Hobsons offers training and consulting services to provide a full-service approach to making sure that every student has the best chance of graduating and becoming a productive, happy worker.