The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) and Worldwide Interactive Network (WIN) are joining together to help CALSA’s member administrators close the Latino achievement gap by giving students a firm grounding in career readiness. WIN is offering one $50,000 scholarship toward the license of WIN’s e-Learning Solutions to be awarded to a CALSA member district. As a scholarship recipient, the CALSA member’s district will have access to the tools they need to help students build strong career pathways directly to the workforce or post-secondary education.

The scholarship will go toward the licensing of WIN’s three premiere career education and pathways programs which create a broad picture of industry demand and follow with skill development programs for jobs in those fields.

· WIN Strategic Compass provides the tools to create a data-driven framework for the discussion and planning of career and college readiness programming in the context of educational aspirations, economic realities, and labor-force demands.

· WIN’s Soft Skills Series reinforces essential skills for success such as attitude, teamwork, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking, which give students a head-start when seeking jobs.

· WIN’s Career Readiness Courseware provides multi-level, skill-based training to improve foundational academic skills in the context of real jobs and careers, with national certifications in 26 career areas.

These three key programs will make an impact in the educational planning for Latino students as they look toward graduation and future careers.

According to Joseph Goins, Executive Vice President of WIN, “This is an exceptional opportunity for the Latino educational community to help students identify skills, education, and training they need to fill in-demand jobs in emerging and growing industries.”

CALSA is a professional organization comprised of Latino educational leaders across California working on behalf of Latino administrators and children. Headquartered in Tennessee since its inception in 1996, with more than 10 million WIN learners worldwide, WIN is the leader in delivering skills based training for tomorrow’s workforce today!

CALSA member school districts can contact Joseph Goins at jgoins@w-win.com for additional information.

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