South Carolina Career Readiness

South Carolina students and educators can now access the WIN Learning Ready to Work Courseware and Essential Soft Skills Courseware to prepare and support the successful mastery on the South Carolina Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills Credentials.


With the added courseware and blended learning resources, teachers and students will have access to course content, data, reporting and progress monitoring, and the ability to identify a learner's readiness of foundational academic and soft skills content. Education and training will be made available for all South Carolina school districts.

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Download or print a brief overview brochure to share with your staff.

South Carolina Regional Summer PD Workshops

WIN would like to invite you to participate in late summer on-site trainings for you and your staff.

 

Based on the information we received from the survey, we have scheduled several onsite hands-on trainings.  We would like to provide two options for a 3-hour trainings — (9am-12pm) or (1pm-4pm). 

 

The training will focus on implementation strategies for training and testing for 2019-20 with special emphasis on WIN Learning portal tools.  It would be appropriate for new comers as well as veteran staff.  Best practices will be discussed and implementation plans will be shared and created.  


View the list of available regional sessions and times. Select the REGISTER NOW button to register for a session you will be attending.

*Maximum attendees per session is set at 25 participants.

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    • Waccamaw AM Session - Tuesday, July 30 (9am-12pm)
    • Waccamaw PM Session - Tuesday, July 30 (1am-4pm)
    Location: 
    JB Beck Administrative District Office
    2018 Church St., Georgetown, SC 29440
    * Bring your own laptop
      • Upper Savannah AM Session - Tuesday, July 30 (9am-12pm)
      Location: 
      Upper Savannah Council of Governments
      430 Helix Road
      Greenwood, SC  29646
      • Pee Dee AM Session - Wednesday, July 31 (9am-12pm)
      • Pee Dee PM Session - Wednesday, July 31 (1pm-4pm)

      Location: 

      Darlington/Lee Adult Education Center

      100 Magnolia St

      Darlington, SC

      Room: CE 113


      • Midlands AM Session - Thursday, August 1 (9am-12pm) - (SESSION FULL)
      • Midlands PM Session - Thursday, August 1 (1pm-4pm) - (SESSION FULL)

      Location: 

      Midlands Technical College – Harbison Campus

      7300 College Street

      Irmo, SC 29063

      Room: CE 113

      * Bring your own laptop


      • Catawba Region AM Session - Tuesday, August 6 (9am-12pm)
      • Catawba Region PM Session - Tuesday, August 6 (1pm-4pm)
      •     Location: 
            Rock Hill Adult Education
            1234 Flint St.    
            Rock Hill, SC


      • Santee Lynches AM Session - Tuesday, August 6 (9am-12pm)
      • Santee Lynches PM Session - Tuesday, August 6 (1pm-4pm) (SESSION FULL)

      Location: 

      Crestwood High School

      2000 Oswego Rd. (Hwy 401)

      Sumter, SC 29513


      • Trident AM Session - Thursday, August 8 (9am-12pm)
      • Trident PM Session - Thursday, August 8 (1pm-4pm)

      Location:

      BCSD PD Center

      1 Men Riv Drive

      Goose Creek, SC  29445


      • Upstate AM Session - Thursday, August 8 (9am-12pm) -(SESSION FULL)
      • Upstate PM Session - Thursday, August 8 (1pm-4pm)

      Location:

      Union County Career and Technology Center

      1165 Lakeside Drive

      Union, SC 29379

      • Pendleton AM Session - Friday, August 9 (9am-12pm)

      Location:

      Tri-County Technical College

      Industrial and Business Development Center

      7900 Highway 76  Room 152

      Pendleton, SC  29670

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WIN Career Readiness System

Learn how you can get started with the WIN Career Readiness Courseware. Preview the video for an introductory training and understanding of Career Readiness System, so you can begin using the courseware with your students successfully. 

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WIN Supports World-Class Skills and the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate

South Carolina profile standards call for learners to achieve world-class knowledge and skills that include rigorous academics, essential soft skills, and life and career characteristics.


WIN Learning's Soft Skills Courseware and Ready to Work Courseware provides a direct alignment to the state profile standards with its blended learning curriculum. Using project-based activities and capstone projects, learners are able to demonstrate mastery of key skills. Using the Essential Soft Skills Credential, available statewide to all South Carolina students, districts can identify mastery and provide a portable credential that employers recognize as a valid assessment of essential career readiness skills.


To date, the state has implemented and administered the Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills Credentials to more than 50,000 eleventh-grade students to determine achievement in foundational readiness and essential life and career skills including creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving, and collaboration and teamwork, which are part of the “Profile of a South Carolina Graduate” framework.


Learn how schools across the state are preparing students with world-class skills and measuring their success by earning a South Carolina Ready to Work and Essential Soft Skills Credential.


Ready to Work Courseware is ideal for measuring the level of readiness in foundational academic skills that focus on the core communication, reasoning, and problem-solving skills required for 21st Century opportunities from entry level to professional. 

Ready to Work Courseware provides learners with an initial placement to identify current readiness levels in each of the modules, and to identify further training and education along their career path. Based on their performance, an individual enters the learning module at a level appropriate for their skills and then progresses at their own pace. The Ready to Work Courseware provide learners with a personalized profile of how prepared they are for the South Carolina Ready to Work Credential., 



The Ready to Work Credential is a workforce education and development tool, comprised of three proctored assessments, Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information, leading to a portable credential. It brings employers, learners and job seekers, and education / workforce partners together in building a skilled workforce, while keeping and attracting businesses with higher-wage jobs and economic growth. Students can take the South Carolina Ready to Work assessments in 11th grade and receive a credential signed by the governor.


Soft Skills courseware helps learners develop and demonstrate attitudinal and behavioral skills that are essential to success in the workplace and school. These competencies are a key component of WIN’s comprehensive approach to preparing learners for success and providing future employers with workplace-ready Candidates. 


Soft Skills contains 4 modules: Communicating Effectively, Thinking Critically and Solving Problems, Conveying Professionalism, and Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration.  An eBadge is earned when the learner completes the pretest, courseware, and posttest of a module. Learners must earn all 4 eBadges to earn a certificate of completion. The Soft Skills courseware aligns to the Essential Soft Skills Credential.


Essential Soft Skills assessment is composed of questions measuring entry-level work tasks and behaviors, including cooperate with others, resolve conflict and negotiate, solve problems and make decisions, observe critically, and take responsibility for learning. The assessment items require the learner to choose two answers for each question, the “best” and “worst” answers for handling each situation.


Successfully passing the assessment will earn the learner an eBadge and the Essential Soft Skills Credential. Earning the Essential Soft Skills Credential ensures the job seeker has the attitudinal and work habit skills employers demand.

 WIN Learning's Alignment to the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate means learners have access to resources that prepare them with world-class skills.

Click on a profile standard tab below to learn how WIN Learning's Soft Skills Courseware aligns to the required professional skills students need to demonstrate world-class skills and life/career characteristics.

Creativity/Innovation
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
Collaboration/Teamwork
Communicating Information
Media/Technology
Knowing How to Learn
Integrity
Self-Direction
Global Perspective
Perseverance
Work Ethic
Interpersonal Skills
Creativity/Innovation

The Creativity exercises in the Thinking Critically & Problem-Solving module of WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes scenarios related to Creative Match, Metaphors and Thinkers, as well as cultivating and improving creativity. There is also a Creativity Self-Assessment and Brainstorming Activity.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

The Thinking Critically and Solving Problems module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes lessons and activities in Creativity, Adaptability, Reasoning, and Problem Solving.

Collaboration/Teamwork

The Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes lessons and activities on Collaboration, Diversity, Teamwork & Setting Goals, as well as Leadership. The offline portion of this module also includes a Project Based Learning Activity where learners work in a group to choose a leader and assign tasks to group members in order to create packaging and a logo for a new product; and also work together to promote the product.


Communicating Information

The Communicating Effectively module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes activities on Spoken Communication, Non-Verbal Communication, Email/Phone Etiquette, and Conflict Resolution. There is an offline Project-based Learning Activity where the students learn to work as a team by determining the best way to communicate to employees changes in their work benefits.

Media/Technology

Students demonstrate their ability to problem solve and accomplish goals using digital technology by taking full advantage of WIN Learning’s Soft Skills program to build their skills. Students also learn about appropriate use of media and technology in this digital age.

Knowing How to Learn

The Conveying Professionalism module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes activities regarding Career Advancement, Recognizing Initiative, and Creating a Personal Action Plan. All of these skills are elements of knowing how to learn and adapt.


Integrity

The Promoting Teamwork & Collaboration module in the WIN Soft Skills courseware includes activities and assessments regarding Benefits and Challenges of Teamwork, Respecting Others, Defining Leadership, Setting Goals, and Working with Others. In this module students learn about key aspects of integrity and demonstrating quality characteristics.


Self-Direction

The Conveying Professionalism module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware contains a section regarding Punctuality and Reliability in Action, as well as self-assessments regarding "Paired Reflection" and "Being Present on the Job". In addition,  Project-based Learning Activities task students to create a functional resume that highlights their particular skills and education. Students can also work in groups to collaborate on the best practices for seeking out job opportunities and how to pursue them. These skills require students to be self directed.

Global Perspective

Students demonstrate global perspective skills throughout the WIN Learning Soft Skills modules as they learn to ask questions, assert themselves, identify leadership skills through collaboration and teamwork and communications skills.  Throughout the blended learning approach of the Soft Skills program, students apply and demonstrate elements of employability and work habits that apply global perspectives in the workplace.


Perseverance

The Conveying Professionalism module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes activities and lessons dealing with scenarios related to Avoiding De-motivation, Setting Priorities, and other work habits. Throughout this module students learn about persevering and setting goals and expectations for success.


Work Ethic

The Conveying Professionalism module of WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware is titled Work Ethic. The lessons and activities in the Work Ethic section focus on proper attitudes and behaviors in the work place.


Interpersonal Skills

The Promoting Teamwork and Collaboration module in WIN Learning's Soft Skills courseware includes lessons and activities on Collaboration, Diversity, Teamwork & Setting Goals, as well as Leadership. The offline portion of this module also includes a Project-based Learning Activity where learners work in a group to choose a leader and assign tasks to group members in order to create packaging and a logo for a new product; and also work together to promote the product. Students rely on interpersonal skills to work effectively with others.


Get Started Today! 

WIN Learning is offering preview access and valued pricing to its award-winning career readiness courseware for South Carolina schools.

Contact Kenneth Boddie at kboddie@winlearning.com or call 704-430-1756.

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