PAIRIN Named “Overall College Prep Company of the Year” in 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program

PAIRIN, the workforce journey company, today announced that EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market, has selected PAIRIN as the winner of its “Overall College Prep Company of the Year” award in the third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program.

PAIRIN’s My Journey platform allows K-12 institutions to create tailored content to help their students take actionable steps toward their unique career and education goals. The platform includes a Career Exploration tool where individuals can explore hundreds of occupations and access information like education and skills needed, average salary, projected growth and more. It also houses PAIRIN’s “EdReturns Tool,” which allows individuals to compare expected salary overtime to education costs for various education and training programs to understand the return on educational investment options.

Using PAIRIN’s 10-minute online survey, students can assess their strengths and areas for development, allowing them to better understand themselves and how they can reach their academic goals. PAIRIN also provides SEL curriculum that includes 54 classroom lessons and 300 online micro-lessons that can be delivered fully online or in a classroom setting based on the school’s preference. In addition, partnerships with leading vendors provide college applications, scholarship search, transcript management and integration with student information systems. 

“States like Colorado and school districts like the Baltimore City Public School system use My Journey to make student planning and career guidance personalized for every student, because everyone’s journey should be as unique as they are,” said Michael Simpson, Chairman and CEO of PAIRIN.  “ We are honored that EdTech Breakthrough recognized how we are delivering on our mission to make everyone’s journey relevant and equitable”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, e-Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world.

“PAIRIN is delivering breakthrough education planning tools for students preparing for colleges and universities, along with other post-secondary paths, helping students measure and develop essential employability skills that empower them to succeed in college, careers and life,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “PAIRIN’s tools help college students understand their strengths, map their interests to potential career pathways, identify skill gaps and access on-demand curriculum to bridge those gaps. We extend our sincere congratulations to the PAIRIN team on winning our “Overall College Prep Company of the Year” award.”

About EdTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit