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Readiness in a dynamic, global context

The 21st century is already producing the most remarkable and unpredictable leaps in human history. Readiness in tomorrow's economy requires skill and knowledge for the jobs that lie ahead. To be competitive in the global market, America must prepare college and career ready learners and classrooms that empower our workforce with the relevant skills and knowledge to build a smarter, more sustainable economy.

Readiness Redefined

WIN Learning helps ensure all learners have the skills to be career and college ready. WIN's Personalized Career Readiness System help students understand and prepare for the realities of the workplace through personalized learning and relevant career-driven education.

We propose that redefining readiness starts with educators, business and community working in partnership by crafting an inclusive conversation which continually expands the definition of readiness to include a true Educonomy or connection between education and industry/economy.

The Challenge

Only 24% of American high school grads are scoring proficiently on college level math and reading. 3.2 million skilled jobs remain unfilled in the U.S. due to lack of qualified applicants. A survey of 2,000 businesses found 40% had positions open at least six months because they could not find candidates who had the required soft skills. A second survey found roughly half of all college graduates applying for open jobs did not have the necessary applied skills to be hired; and 39% of high-school graduates wanting to go directly to work were unprepared for entry-level positions.

Light on the horizon

We need to begin to link what goes on in the classroom with what is happening in the economy. WIN Learning has done just that with its Personalized Career Readiness System — a series of fully aligned Web-based programs that help students understand the realities of the workplace through project-based learning and career exploration.

"When am I ever going to use this?"

Our goal is to find the sweet spot where education and the economy intersect. For student, it's finding that Personalized Career Readiness path or EDUCONOMY MODEL—an intersection between education and the economy where supply, demand, and career pathways are the new drivers for education and training, people and talent, occupations and jobs, and business and industry.

Our products are designed to deliver real-time labor data to the instructors' fingertips and provide a relevant career readiness framework for learners of all kinds. Through WIN's Career-Driven Education model, we accelerate understanding and retention and lower the need for remediation— improving the odds of college graduation or effective job placement while lowering the costs for educators.

A System for Success

WIN's standards-aligned Career Readiness System shows students the connection between what's happening in the classroom and in their futures. When students have a personalized career plan based on their interests, they are more engaged in school and more clearly see the relevance of their education. The result is higher academic achievement, greater commitment to classroom activities, increased motivation to stay in school, and true readiness for success following graduation.

A career pathway is a realization of one's true potential. It is the answer to the proverbial question, “When will I ever need to know this?” WIN Learning connects the rigor and relevance of education to each learner's career interest.

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THE SUCCESSFUL PRACTICES NETWORK ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH WIN LEARNING TO HELP SCHOOLS ADDRESS COMMON CORE STANDARDS FOR CAREER READINESS

SPN’s new Career Readiness Institute will be a leading resource for educators and policy-makers looking to provide top-quality 21st century college and career preparation Albany, NY, Jan. xx, 2013 – Although unemployment levels average roughly nine percent nationwide, there are millions of unfilled jobs.  Students are graduating from high school and college without the skills [...]

PERSONALIZED CAREER READINESS SYSTEM HELPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS STICK WITH STEM CLASSES

New national report illustrates the importance of keeping high school students interested in STEM study and careers through graduation Kingston, Tenn. — Feb. 27, 2013 — Growing industries in science and technology have more job openings than workers who can do the jobs. As a result, improving America’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education [...]

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