Trends | Redefining College and Career Readiness

WIN Learning employment-chartCareer and college readiness has become an important topic of conversation across the nation. Policymakers, educators, community leaders, and business professionals are looking for ways to ensure all students are prepared to succeed after high school, whether their next step is entering college, training or certification programs, or going directly into the workforce. Forward-thinking districts like Pomona (CA) USD and Irving (TX) ISD have turned to WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System, which offers a technology-based, standards-aligned career and college readiness program designed to prepare students for today ’s and tomorrow’s global economic opportunities and challenges. The research-based Career-Driven Education model offers a three-pronged approach starting with the data-rich career exploration system, WIN Strategic Compass, where students can analyze in real-time current and projected labor market data to reveal future career pathways. The program’s Initial Skills Review measures individual career readiness and skill development gaps. Next, students use the WIN Career Readiness Courseware that offers direct, contextual instruction through applied academics for workplace skill mastery. The academics piece is coupled with the recently launched WIN Soft Skills Series, a first-of-its-kind program which builds mastery of the behavioral, attitudinal, social, and readiness skills employers and post-secondary programs demand. The program’s curricular framework teaches those ‘jobs success skills’ such as conveying professionalism, communicating effectively, promoting teamwork and collaboration, thinking critically and solving problems. All attitudinal skills addressed in the courseware are revealed within the context of the workplace, to provide relevancy to the learning experience. Find out more.

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