Contact: Steve Fain, Executive Vice President

Phone: 888.717.9461

WIN Learning's Essential Soft Skills solution has been named the 2021 Tech & Learning Award Winner of the Best Remote and Blended Learning Tools

Kingston, Tennessee – March 15, 2021 —WIN Learning, developers of the WIN Career Readiness System and Essential Soft Skills Courseware, announced today that it was named a 2021 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence winner as one of the best remote and blended learning tools.  WIN Learning is pleased to have the research and competency-based Essential Soft Skills Courseware and proctored Essential Soft Skills Credential recognized by the major industry award for its successful implementation of virtual and blended soft skills solutions that help students build and measure mastery in the skills employers’ value most when making hiring and retention decisions.  Employers around the nation have recognized double digit employee retention rate increases by hiring job candidates who earned the Essential Soft Skills Credential.

“Despite the many challenges schools have had to face this past year, technology continues to be one of the key drivers for innovation,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser. “The winning products recognized here have supported continuous instruction throughout the pandemic, and we expect this momentum to continue into next year and beyond.”

“With the increasing demands for a well-educated and skilled 21st-century workforce, there is little question that all students should graduate from high school fully prepared for college and careers,” said Teresa Chasteen, CEO of WIN Learning. “It is so gratifying to know that Tech & Learning believe, as we do, that our solution is considered one of the best available for districts to prepare students and inspire them to prepare for life beyond high school.”

The WIN Career Readiness System is a web-based solution that provides comprehensive career exploration and planning, college readiness courseware, and career readiness foundational academic and employability skills credentials and courseware.  Students begin with myStrategic Compass, a career exploration, planning, and guidance tool that includes features such as a class planning tool that maps required high school classes based on career interests; college and degree program profiles to support post-secondary education planning; a resume builder, and sample and practice job applications. Next, students can access two courseware and credentialing programs. The WIN Career Readiness Courseware and Ready to Work Credential includes instructional content that reinforces the relevance between foundational skills – in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. The WIN College Readiness Courseware is a digital test prep curriculum that helps learners achieve foundational college readiness in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Reading and Writing/English. Finally, the system includes WIN Soft Skills Courseware and the Essential Soft Skills Credential that prepares students with aptitude and attitudinal skills, including interpersonal, problem-solving, and team collaboration skills that employers demand.


About WIN Learning

Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help business, industry, workforce, and districts prepare pathways for students’ and job seekers’ 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 or call 888-717-9461.  

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