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MARE Welcomes Strivven Media as New Associate Member

Headquartered in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Strivven Media is a leading developer of engaging multimedia career exploration software platforms for student and adult users. The flagship product, VirtualJobShadow.com, has been adopted by schools and workforce centers all over the country and currently serves over one million users.  VJS Junior (VJSJunior.com) is an innovative sister platform created specifically for Elementary Schools and younger learners. Both platforms have opened the door to equitable career exploration for all. 


At the heart of both programs is Career Central, an ever-expanding library of engaging job shadowing videos filmed with actual employed professionals. These videos document a “day in the life of” men and women across hundreds of professions, that span all the Career Clusters. Accompanying assessments on both VirtualJobShadow.com and VJS Junior guide learners to determine best fit careers.


VJS Junior delivers complete lessons around each Career Cluster in an animated story format in which learners zoom around the world with a group of four trusty friends called the “Career Crew.” Interactive games reinforce learning throughout each lesson. VirtualJobShadow.com offers deeper research tools around colleges and careers, including a resume builder and goal setting tool, as well as lesson plans to support in-class instruction across many topics related to soft skills and job preparation. FlexLessons allows admins to create and deliver their own lessons directly to students.


To learn more visit www.VirtualJobShadow.com and www.VJSJunior.com. Missouri Sales Representative Melinda Spivey can be reached at mspivey@strivven.com or 888-908-4924 ext. 15.