Pennsylvania is the first state in the United States to require that all students graduate with a personalized career plan and portfolio that is tied to clearly defined K-12 career education benchmarks.

These benchmarks called the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Career Education and Work (CEW Standards) provide the curriculum road map that assures that all students are prepared for 21st century success.

Smart Futures provides educators with, a K-12 career planning and portfolio platform that helps schools easily implement the CEW Standards within any classroom or virtually.

Who We Are

Smart Futures is a mission-focused, not-for-profit software development team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that specializes in the field of career education.

Our Vision

Smart Futures' vision is that every student graduating from a Pennsylvania high school has the preparation and planning needed for career success.

Our Mission

Smart Futures' mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s educators with innovative career education resources that help students “get real” – about who they are, where they are going, and how to get there.

How We Do It

Smart Futures provides educators with, a K-12 career planning and portfolio platform that helps schools easily implement the Academic Standards for Career Education and Work within any classroom or virtually.

What Problems Does Smart Futures Solve?

Integrating career education into every classroom is a big idea, but it isn't easy without a system. offers a unique, Pennsylvania-made career planning and portfolio platform solution that is:

  • 1Customized to Pennsylvania and the CEW standards
  • 2Dedicated to helping schools meet all 23 competencies across the 4 grade bands
  • 3Portable between schools
  • 4A solution for cataloging work-based learning experiences and workplace credentials
  • 5A single click PIMS reporting file tool
  • 6Designed for seamless auditing
  • 7Affordable to schools
  • 8Self sustaining (thanks to our subscribers)

Meet Our Team

  • David Mosey Executive Director
  • Fadi Alchoufete Director of Technology
  • Christina Herman Director of Education Services
  • Terri Tutich Customer Support Magician
  • Alice Justice Education Specialist
  • Matt Hauber Software Developer
  • Kathy Specht Education Specialist
  • Jeannette CarterEducation Specialist
  • Betty HolmboeEducation Specialist
  • Sarika Rajput Programmer
  • Pam EmeryEducation Specialist

Smart Futures Board of Directors

  • Bobbie Anne Barnes Assistant Superintendent, Deer Lakes School District
  • Bernadette Boerckel Chief Outreach Officer, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit CSIU
  • Robert Dwayne Dagen VP Finance, Trane
  • Jeffrey Emanuel Director, The Foundation of The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Gutowski K-12 Industry Solutions Director,
  • Eric Heasley Director, Beattie Tech CTC
  • Heather Kabala Dean of Admissions, Saint Vincent College
  • Emilia MattucciPresident, Pennsylvania School Counselors Association | School Counselor, East Allegheny High School
  • John Pulver Associate Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Career & Technical Administrators
  • Scott Yusavage CEO, Computer Fellows
  • Jack Owen Assistant to Board