ScholazPath, a St. Peters-based software startup, has developed a workforce development social network aimed at connecting high school students with employers and universities. Founded by Bill and Doug Mitchell, ScholazPath aims to help cultivate the next generation of America’s workforce. Its software connects students with employers, giving them the ability to path out their careers and engage with colleges, universities, and the military.
ScholazPath’s software seeks to achieve two critical goals: ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion and creating a pipeline of talent for the U.S. workforce. The emergence of ScholazPath’s software comes as cities like St. Louis grapple with an aging workforce. The startup believes it can be a key tool for employers to find younger workers.
The software is used by schools as well as providers, including employers, universities, and military recruiters, to connect students with career and postsecondary education opportunities. Providers on the platform can use filters to find students who would be a good fit for their organizations. Once parents consent to sharing specific student information and identities with providers, they have the ability to connect individually with students regarding postsecondary options.
ScholazPath’s success is evident as it now has customers in Missouri, and has recently entered into state contracts with Arizona and North Carolina. The company is focusing on expanding its geographic footprint while signing on employer partners, including Drury Hotels, Daugherty Business Solutions, S.M. Wilson, and McCarthy Building Cos.
ScholazPath’s software is a promising solution to help bridge the gap between high school students and employers, ensuring that students of all backgrounds have access to opportunities and can path out their careers. Its platform also serves as a key tool for employers to find young talent, which is essential for maintaining a skilled workforce. The success of ScholazPath demonstrates the growing importance of software and technology in the education and employment sectors, and the potential for innovation to create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.