Hire for Attitude, Train for Success.

A Career Readiness and Training Solution for Kentucky Employers

At no cost, employers in Kentucky can confidently utilize the WIN Career Readiness System and assessments as valid and reliable tools for the recruitment, selection of job seekers and for the training to support employee development.
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Research-Based Career Readiness Courseware and Credential Prepares Work-Ready Job Seekers and Trains Employees in Kentucky

The Essential Skills Courseware (ESC) in WIN is a free online and/or classroom-based curriculum that reinforces attitudinal, behavioral, and applied competencies, which are exactly the “soft skills” most critical to success in today’s schools and workplaces. The Career Readiness Courseware (CRC) is career-infused instruction in Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. It provides rigorous, contextualized content designed to increase learners’ readiness for career and technical education, apprenticeship programming, employment placement and industry certifications. At the end of each course, the user has the opportunity to sit for the proctored Kentucky Essential Skills Certificate and the Kentucky Career Readiness Certificate. A candidate earning both of these certifications should be considered “work ready.”


For employers, the WIN System is a no-cost online and/or face-to-face training system that helps employers train and assess attitudinal, behavioral, and applied competencies, which are exactly the “soft/essential skills” most critical to thrive in today’s workplace. The system’s training is career-infused instruction in the Essential Skills, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information and twelve additional skillsets. This is a free professional development system comprised of nineteen training modules that is designed to increase the skills a user needs for successful employment.   

WIN Learning’s courseware and assessments are based on a compilation of prevailing employer focused research including: the U.S. Department of Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills report (SCANS), U.S. Department of Labor Building Blocks Competency Model, U.S. Department of Education Employability Skills Framework, National Network of Business and Industry Associations Common Employability Skills, and the Center for Literacy, Education and Employment Equipped for the Future standards.

Find and hire qualified job seekers through the Kentucky Career Readiness and Essential Skills Credentials. 

For information, contact:

​Kentucky Career Center

Office of Employer & Apprenticeship Services

500 Mero Street

Mayo-Underwood Bldg 4SE

Frankfort, KY 40601

kywin@ky.gov |  502-782-3035