WIN Learning Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Career and Workforce Readiness Solution

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WIN Career and College Readiness System Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition

WIN Learning career & college readiness system

The WIN Learning solution is considered one of the best available to prepare students and inspire them to prepare for life beyond high school.

WIN Learning, developers of the WIN Career Readiness System, today announced that it was named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards in the Best Career and Workforce Readiness Solution. This marks the third time in the past year that the solution has been recognized by a major industry awards program. Last year, the WIN Career Readiness System was named a finalist in both the Revere Awards presented by the Association of American Publishers, and it was honored as a finalist in the ‘trendsetter’ category in the 2014 EdTech Digest Awards program.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards have over 85 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education, and Software. This year’s program features 28 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. All winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation’s leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 5. The announcement will also be live streamed.

“With the increasing demands for a well-educated and skilled 21st-century workforce, there is little question that all students should graduate from high school fully prepared for college AND careers,” said Teresa Chasteen, CEO of WIN Learning. “It is so gratifying to know that the judges believe, as we do, that our solution is considered one of the best available to prepare students, and inspire them to prepare for life beyond their high school classrooms.”

The WIN Career Readiness System is a web-based solution that provides comprehensive career exploration and planning, college readiness assessments, and career readiness foundational academic and employability skills support. Students begin with myStrategic Compass, a career exploration, planning and guidance tool that includes features such as a class planning tool that maps required high school classes based on career interests; college and degree program profiles to support post-secondary education planning; a resume builder, and sample and practice job applications.

Next, students can access two courseware systems. The WIN Career Readiness Courseware includes instructional content that reinforces the relevance between foundational skills – in Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information – and emerging high-demand, high-wage jobs. The other is WIN College Readiness Courseware, a digital test prep curriculum that helps learners achieve foundational college readiness in Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Reading and Writing/English.

Finally, the system includes WIN Soft Skills. With this content, students cultivate the interpersonal, problem-solving and team collaboration skills in demand by employers.

“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codies/2015/finalists.asp.

About WIN Learning
Since 1996, WIN has been the leading provider of career readiness solutions to help school districts prepare students for the future, 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 http://www.winlearning.com or call 888-717-9461.

About SIIA
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net.

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