Work Life Skills

Learning Upgrade

Learning Upgrade offers a Work Life Skills course on its educational app to build personal and workplace success skills.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Communication, Navigating Systems, Adaptability, Critical Thinking, Teamwork, Time Management,  Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Self-awareness

Learner resources

  • Mobile and web-based Work Life Skills course to build personal and workplace success skills
  • Reading and vocabulary building using songs, videos, games, and rewards for mastery
  • Remote onboarding for learners in online classes

Instructor resources

  • Teacher Learning Management System with learner assessment reports, class participation reports, including time on task and mastery, and charts to show trends
  • Administrative accounts allow tracking of individual classes, sites, and districts

Key Takeaways

  • The 30 Work Life Skills lessons cover personal and workplace success skills, such as teamwork and collaboration; career planning lessons, such as resume writing and networking; and workplace skills, such as presentation and public speaking.
  • Learners must have a Learning Upgrade license in an app version higher than 2.75 to access this course.
  • A three-month free pilot is available for both learner and teacher accounts.
  • Adult educators can offer this course to learners using a flipped classroom format, where learners work through the course asynchronously, then discuss and work with the content together in an in-person or remote synchronous classroom.
  • Workforce development professionals can offer the course to clients preparing to join or rejoin the workforce.
    English language learners and new readers can benefit from the self-paced nature of this course.

Vinod Lobo founded Learning Upgrade in 1998. The initial online course products were aimed at helping struggling readers and those learning English. The company has since added an array of courses. In 2017, Learning Upgrade entered the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE competition to develop a smartphone app for adult literacy and was one of the four finalists. The company partners with numerous organizations, including ProLiteracy, New Readers Press, Gooru, and World Education, to expand the reach of its products across the United States and the world.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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