Kingston, Tenn. – May 1, 2013 – WIN Learning, the leading provider of career–driven courseware, education intervention initiatives and career-readiness certification programs, announced today that it has been honored as a ‘trend setter’ finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program. The third annual recognition program honors outstanding tools, trendsetters, and leaders in the education and technology sector.
“We are honored to receive this recognition as it validates our solution and its important role in ensuring student readiness – whether it’s to attend college or a trade school, enter the military or the workplace – for life after they graduate from high school,” said Joseph Goins, executive vice president, WIN Learning.
This year’s program featured some of the most robust entries ever for the more than 40 categories. WIN Learning was an honoree in the ‘product or service setting a trend’ category. The Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, while the Cool Tool awards recognize the best new, emerging and established technology solutions for education. The EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.
A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “Our judges are giants among us, having influenced millions through their efforts at improving, advancing and modernizing education,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as editor in chief of EdTech Digest. “They are highly-regarded leaders from a variety of experiences, but what they all have in common is a keen eye for what works in education and technology.”
WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System for middle and high school students is a comprehensive solution comprised of a series of standards-aligned, web-based programs that help students understand and prepare for the realities of college and the workplace. Designed for middle and high school students, the WIN Learning system features personalized project-based learning and career exploration, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Personalized Career Readiness System is based on the WIN Educonomy Model – an intersection between education and local and regional economies where data on job markets help students understand employability, foundational and social skills within the context of future careers. This real-world focus helps determine the personalized selection of coursework and other experiences in high school that will lead students to their desired careers, either directly after graduation or following further training and education.
The research-based Career-Driven Education model is a best-in-class career and college readiness solution that offers a three-pronged approach to prepare students for today’s global economic opportunities and challenges. With the data-rich career exploration system WIN Strategic Compass®, students can analyze current and projected labor market data to reveal career pathways. The program’s Initial Skills Review™ measures individual career readiness and skill development gaps, and the WIN Career Readiness® Courseware uses applied academics to promote workplace skill mastery. The system also includes the recently launched WIN Soft Skills Series®, a first-of-its-kind program which builds skills mastery around the behavioral, attitudinal, social, and readiness skills employers and post-secondary programs demand.
About WIN Learning
Since 1996, WIN has become the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help districts prepare pathways for students’ 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 www.winlearning.com or call 888-717-9461.
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