WIN Career Readiness Courseware and Credentials

WIN Learning

WIN Career Readiness Courseware is an e-learning platform and software package that provides customized education and career training on career exploration, college and career readiness, and employability skills.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Workplace Ethics, Solving Problems, Work Ethic, Working with Others, Interpersonal Skills, Collaboration

Ready to Work and Career Readiness courseware

  • Provides learners with a placement test to identify current readiness levels and to identify training and education needed
  • Post-tests at the end of each module unlock eBadges
  • Certificates available at program completion
  • Spanish subtitles on all videos
  • Workforce Readiness certification includes Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels
  • Career Readiness courseware can help learners pinpoint desired careers directly after graduation or following further training and education

Essential Soft Skills courseware

  • Four modules: Communicating Effectively, Conveying Professionalism, Promoting Teamwork & Collaboration, and Thinking Critically & Solving Problems
  • Each module includes a pre-test, course instructional content, and a post-test to measure learning gains
  • Offline activities are included for group collaborations, providing practice and application of material
  • Essential Soft Skills assessment requires test takers to evaluate work-based scenarios using Equipped for the Future (EFF) standards and the U.S. Department of Labor SCANS (Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills) and O*NET®
  • Ready to Work credential
  • Essential Soft Skills credential

Career exploration

  • myStrategic Compass is a web-based or mobile app career exploration and planning tool

Instructor resources

  • Career Readiness System dashboard and data reporting to manage and monitor learner progress, time spent on task, ebadges, credentials, and certificates earned
  • Program facilitator guide for Essential Soft Skills blended learning courses with instructional units, exercises, project-based learning activities, formative and summative assessments, and culminating capstone project
  • Work Ready and Essential Soft Skills credentials for learners who pass the proctored assessments
  • LAN (local area network)-based Career Readiness courseware for corrections and rehabilitation centers
  • WIN Learning Professional Services offers planning, implementation coaching, and professional development for instructors and administrators

Key Takeaways

  • WIN’s packages include targeted programs for adult education, K–12, workforce development, and corrections populations. Programs can be adapted and used with job seekers and incumbent workers at a variety of educational levels.
  • All packages are designed for self-paced, independent learning, and courses and tools can be integrated into existing curriculum at adult education, community college, and workforce settings through a hybrid or blended model.
  • All program lessons align with U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Development Performance Measures and the U.S. Department of Education standards.
  • Through its state partnerships program, WIN works with individual states to offer customized career readiness products for the K–12, community college, youth and adult education, corrections, and workforce development systems.

WIN has offered its career readiness products to businesses, industries, workforce development agencies, and school districts since 1997. WIN has statewide Career Readiness partnerships with Oregon, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Examples of the state partnerships include Kentucky’s adoption of the Essential Soft Skills credential for statewide recognition, calling it the Kentucky Essential Skills Credential (KESC), and Florida’s roll-out of the Florida Ready to Work Credential, which certifies that a student or job seeker has the necessary workplace readiness skills to be successful in the 21st-century workplace. South Carolina selected WIN Learning as its statewide career readiness assessment provider, where approximately 52,000 high school juniors and another 20,000 adult learners take the WIN career readiness assessments each spring. To date, more than 10 million students worldwide have participated in the WIN specialized career-driven courseware and education intervention initiatives as well as career-readiness certification programs.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information


Teamwork & Collaboration

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