WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:06.116 [MUSIC] 00:00:06.116 --> 00:00:10.840 Denmark Tech is only one of 11 two year HBCU institutions in the nation. 00:00:12.380 --> 00:00:15.429 It serves a diverse predominantly underserved community in 00:00:15.429 --> 00:00:16.750 Denmark South Carolina. 00:00:18.100 --> 00:00:21.706 It was nearly forced to close its doors as enrollment numbers and 00:00:21.706 --> 00:00:23.657 program completions decreased. 00:00:23.657 --> 00:00:28.529 But a new administration stepped in with a clear intentional plan to help the school, 00:00:28.529 --> 00:00:33.334 its students, and the Denmark community prosper using YouScience as a cornerstone 00:00:33.334 --> 00:00:35.500 of the student journey. 00:00:35.500 --> 00:00:38.361 >> Many of the students that attend our institution are searching for 00:00:38.361 --> 00:00:41.330 what is the thing that they need to do in the world? 00:00:41.330 --> 00:00:44.720 And so what we wanna do is to help them create that identity. 00:00:44.720 --> 00:00:47.030 So identity formation is what we do. 00:00:48.880 --> 00:00:54.953 >> I've seen YouScience, give young people and not so young people, opportunities and 00:00:54.953 --> 00:01:00.740 avenues and things about themselves insight that no one had told them before. 00:01:00.740 --> 00:01:04.545 >> We want to vet to ensure that what we're teaching in the classroom, 00:01:04.545 --> 00:01:07.560 what we do on the page moves to the stage. 00:01:07.560 --> 00:01:10.991 >> We wanted to make sure that the students had a program major that 00:01:10.991 --> 00:01:12.960 solidified their skill set. 00:01:12.960 --> 00:01:17.033 We didn't want students to be moving from program major, to program major, 00:01:17.033 --> 00:01:20.780 we knew that in hindsight, it would impact them financially. 00:01:20.780 --> 00:01:24.710 It will also impact their graduation rates and graduating on time. 00:01:24.710 --> 00:01:27.390 It makes the college experience more purposeful. 00:01:28.480 --> 00:01:33.251 >> By implementing YouScience discovery for aptitude based career guidance and 00:01:33.251 --> 00:01:37.812 precision exams by YouScience for industry recognized certifications. 00:01:37.812 --> 00:01:41.389 Denmark Technical College is revolutionizing the two year 00:01:41.389 --> 00:01:46.890 college experience through intentional conversations and explorations. 00:01:46.890 --> 00:01:49.970 >> I think YouScience understands the individual. 00:01:51.070 --> 00:01:55.192 And I think when someone or something understands who you are, 00:01:55.192 --> 00:01:57.537 that already starts to build hope. 00:01:57.537 --> 00:02:01.975 I know that I'm good at this, my mentors or my family wants me to go this 00:02:01.975 --> 00:02:07.800 direction, but YouScience is showing and showing it in detail, which I really like. 00:02:07.800 --> 00:02:10.626 >> We have a decrease in our students changing majors, 00:02:10.626 --> 00:02:15.250 because they have to take the YouScience before they actually get a schedule. 00:02:15.250 --> 00:02:20.370 It helps us determine which program major solidify, where they're gonna go. 00:02:20.370 --> 00:02:22.888 >> And so I just think this is gonna help us level the playing field, 00:02:22.888 --> 00:02:24.810 so we're excited about the partnership. 00:02:24.810 --> 00:02:29.150 We're excited about the collaboration, we're excited about exposure. 00:02:29.150 --> 00:02:34.159 And we're excited about just opening our 00:02:34.159 --> 00:02:39.599 students possibilities leads up to the point 00:02:39.599 --> 00:02:44.046 where they will almost the endless. 00:02:44.046 --> 00:02:47.740 [MUSIC]