Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center Named 2021 CODiE Award Finalist for Best College & Career Readiness Solution

Infobase, esteemed provider of the Infobase Media Cloud and the Infobase Learning Cloud, today announced that Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center was named a 2021 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the “Best College & Career Readiness Solution” category. CODiE Award finalists represent applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PreK–20 sector.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center is a vital college and career readiness resource with unparalleled range and depth of information. Users in middle school continuing all the way through adulthood will find valuable and actionable information for their professional lives. Whether users are looking to assess their career goals and interests, plan their education, explore professions, learn workplace skills, find apprenticeships and internships, or conduct a job search, Ferguson’s delivers the appropriate experience. 

The database’s wealth of proprietary content includes hundreds of video interviews with working professionals and directories of apprenticeships and internships that can’t be found anywhere else. Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center also features a fully responsive, mobile-friendly platform, with improved accessibility that includes a new VPAT to ensure a comfortable user experience for all users. It was built with 21st-century trends in careers, education, and employment top of mind. It is an excellent starting point and an excellent touch point to come back to over time, as users’ interests, goals, and personal needs change.

“It’s wonderful to see Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center earn finalist status in this year’s CODiE Awards’ ‘Best College & Career Readiness Solution’ category and to hear the positive feedback from the judges,” said James Chambers, Editor-in-Chief at Infobase. “So much hard work and dedication went into relaunching Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center and creating an unparalleled resource for supporting users at every step of their career journey. This validation from the esteemed CODiE Awards program is a true honor.”

Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for over 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media, financial information, and digital content industries. Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 42 education technology categories.

“The CODiE Awards recognize the most exciting and transformative products in Ed Tech,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA President. “This year, these leaders helped our nation respond to the historic pandemic, enabling learners, educators, administrators, and parents to remain connected to each other and to critical educational resources via an array of innovative services and platforms. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for demonstrating the vitality, resilience, and importance of this important industry.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-recognized awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, which account for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Business Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration June 22, 2021.


Details about each finalist are listed at https://history.siia.net/codie/2021-Finalists

About Infobase:
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is the esteemed provider of the Infobase Media Cloud and the Infobase Learning Cloud, which deliver award-winning multimedia reference content, online tools and technology, and training solutions to the school, academic, and public library communities.

Enabled by such well-known brands as Facts On File, Learn360, Credo, The Mailbox®, Films Media Group, Bloom’s, Ferguson’s, Vault, and the Infobase Learning Cloud, Infobase provides students, educators, librarians, and parents with the broad range of solutions they need to inspire, enable, and inform lifelong learners. For 80 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home. To learn more, visit www.Infobase.com.

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards:
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services, and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

About Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA):
SIIA is the only professional organization connecting more than 700 data, financial information, education technology, specialized content and publishing, and health technology companies. Our diverse members manage the global financial markets, develop software that solves today’s challenges through technology, provide critical information that helps inform global businesses large and small, and innovate for better health care and personal wellness outcomes.

eSchool Media staff cover education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to best practices, to lessons learned and new products. First published in March of 1998 as a monthly print and digital newspaper, eSchool Media provides the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and innovation to transform schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals.

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