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While a high school diploma was once sufficient to secure a stable job with benefits, almost two-thirds of new jobs in the fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy now require some postsecondary education and/or training. Furthermore, workplace readiness demands a higher level of knowledge and skills than ever before. To effectively prepare its students for life after high school by teaching them the skills and knowledge that are essential to college and workforce readiness, Irving ISD will implement WIN Learning’s Personalized Career Readiness System.
WIN Learning’s web-based, career-driven education model is comprised of a series of standards-aligned contextual learning modules that help students understand and prepare for the realties of college and the workplace through personalized project-based learning and career exploration.
“Our goal is simple – every student should graduate from our high schools ready for college or a career. That means mastery of applied academics as well as necessary ‘success skills’ such as critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork,” said Melody Paschall, associate superintendent of academic services, Irving ISD. “Yet there are not very many resources that can bridge the gap in showing students the relevance and the connection between what’s happening in the classroom and their futures. We believe the WIN Learning system to be one of the most powerful resources available that can accelerate the preparation that will give our middle and high school students a strong path to follow to career and college readiness.”
Source: WIN Learning