YouScience Town Hall Event

May 6, 2022

YouScience helps students and job seekers find a meaningful career pathway where they can excel, based on their own strengths. YouScience uses online brain games to match what students do well (aptitudes) and what they like to do (interests) with in-demand careers for which they have a competitive advantage. 

With just under 10,000 students completing the assessment, the data available about Northern Kentucky’s potential future workforce is clearer than ever, as is the need for exposing students to a wider variety of career opportunities. By introducing students to career paths that match their aptitude, we can better match future job seekers with employers. GROW NKY, and its partners understand the future implications this type of data could have for employers and their future workforce pipelines. In support of Northern Kentucky Cooperative Educational Services (NKCES) and Navigo, which have helped local schools make use of the YouScience platform, paid for reporting and compiled data, GROW NKY partners are excited to share this exciting new perspective with educators, employers, and the community.


We hope you found the presentation as exciting and informative as we did. This work wouldn’t be possible without the willingness of partners to support this new and innovative approach to workforce development. We want to thank OneNKY, INTERAlliance, The Health Collaborative, Supply Chain OKI, Greater Cincinnati STEM/Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership (AMIP) and Duke Energy for their support and the Northern Kentucky Cooperative Educational Services (NKCES), Navigo/Learning Grove and the GROW NKY College & Career Readiness committee for their leadership and guidance during the rollout of YouScience.

We want to thank our speakers for breaking down the data and providing insight into how the data can shape our future workforce pipeline.

  • Tara Johnson-Noem
    Associate Director for Workforce Development, NKADD/ Director, NKWIB
    GROW NKY Steering Committee Member
  • Rhonda Whitaker Hurtt
    Vice President, Community Relations & Economic Development, Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky
    GROW NKY Steering Committee Member
  • Jennie LaMothe
    Director of School-Based Services, Navigo, a program of Learning Grove
  • Chad Molley
    Superintendent, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools
    GROW NKY Pillar 2 Lead
    GROW NKY Steering Committee Member
  • Kimberly Rossetti
    Vice President of Economic Development, Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation
    GROW NKY Steering Committee Member
  • Lois Post, BSN, RN
    Manager Health Career Programs, Organizational Development and Education
    St. Elizabeth
  • Lorraine O’Moore – MyCareer E3
    NKY College and Career Connector, Navigo, a program of Learning Grove

If you have any questions about the information shared during the town hall, please contact the presenter directly. Their contact information is provided above.

If you want more information or have questions about workforce development in Northern Kentucky, please contact Tara Johnson-Noem, or Katie Jo Kirkpatrick,