At Cúrsa, we have created a revolutionary app, which fills the career guidance gap and recommends third-level CAO courses to students which are free from peer and parental pressures.
"Our end goal is everyone in a career where they excel."
For secondary level students lucky enough to be considering higher education through the CAO, deciding on a specific course, may be one of the toughest decisions they have faced in their academic lives.
Through validated scientific methods like Holland Occupational Themes and a complex algorithm, which aims to simplify this decision process. Cúrsa is an independent project that scientifically matches potential students to over 1300 CAO courses from 41 different third level institutions. The web application aims to help potential students select a college course that they are most likely to enjoy, free from peer pressure and would give them the best chance of success in their career.
Cúrsa is extremely accurate and is set apart from existing personality and psychometric testing, as it gives students tangible course recommendations, in actual institutes rather than a broad-spectrum result set.
The Higher Education Authority (HEA) performed a study on undergraduate non-completion rates and discovered that in three Institutes of Technology (Carlow, Dundalk, and Tralee) there was a reported non-completion rate of 37% among first-year students. Whilst capability has a direct effect on third-level achievement, on average 38% of all first-year dropouts pass their examinations and in truth some may have just made the wrong course choice.