Product Honored For Breaking New Ground with Innovative Solution for
Career and College Readiness Skills Development
Kingston, TN – Nov. 1, 2013 – WIN Learning, a leader in developing career and college readiness initiatives, today announced that its WIN Soft Skills®
program has been chosen as a winner in the 31st annual Tech & Learning magazine’s Awards of Excellence program. This year’s Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program
honored new and upgraded educational software, hardware, network and web products. A panel of more than 30 educators tested more than 150 entries, and chose the winners.
“It is so gratifying to have this panel of distinguished judges recognize the insight, hard work and passion that our organization has put into offering this essential product,” said Joseph Goins, executive vice president of WIN Learning. “The award is especially important for us because we know that schools and districts are struggling to find ways to help students acquire the behavioral, attitudinal, social, and overall readiness skills employers and post-secondary programs demand.”
As the only web-based soft skills curriculum on the market today, WIN Soft Skills® is a first-of-its-kind program which builds skills mastery for middle and high school students around essential applied competency skills and foundational behaviors such as conveying professionalism, communicating effectively, promoting teamwork and collaboration, thinking critically and solving problems.
The program consists of four instructional modules covering the most important skills required for college and the workplace success. All attitudinal skills addressed in the courseware are revealed within the context of the workplace, to provide relevancy to the learning experience. The flexibility of the program enables teachers to incorporate the lessons across multiple age groups and classroom settings including whole-class, small group or as independent study. The program also includes a comprehensive implementation guide complete with scripted teacher lessons and support materials such as interactive activities, worksheets and videos.
In addition to Soft Skills, WIN Learning’s research-based Career-Driven Education model offers a three-pronged approach to prepare students for today’s global economic opportunities and challenges. With the data-rich career exploration system WIN Strategic Compass®, students can analyze current and projected labor market data to reveal career pathways. The program’s Initial Skills Review™ measures individual career readiness and skill development gaps, which leads to the WIN Career Readiness® Courseware offering direct, contextual instruction through applied academics for workplace skill mastery.
Goins concluded, “This award further validates our vision of making products that help solve real challenges for educators while making sure today’s students are prepared for their future, whether they choice to go to college or a trade school, join the military or enter the workforce.”
About WIN Learning
Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help districts prepare pathways for students’ futures, whether they are college, trade school, military or workplace bound. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the specialized career–driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career-readiness certification programs. For more information, go to www.winlearning.com or call 888-717-9461.
About Tech & Learning
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been – and continues to be – the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit. www.TechLearning.com
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