What is WIN?

Lifelong Learning offers classes to prepare for the WIN Test:

Schedule of Preparation Classes and Testing Dates

WIN is an employment skills assessment system. Employers use WIN® to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants. Schools and colleges also use WIN to prepare students for the workplace.

WIN is made up of several assessment tests that measure different kinds of employment-related skills. Three assessments demonstrate basic skills:

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information

Why Should I Take WIN?

Taking these three WIN assessments demonstrates for employers that you have the basic math and reading skills to be productive employees. Because of this, more and more employers in South Carolina are recognizing and/or using WIN as part of their hiring process.

Will I Earn a Certificate?

You can earn the WorkReady SC Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) by taking these three assessments and scoring at least a “3” on each. The nationally recognized CRC certifies that you are WorkReady to employers. Being ready for work is very important to employers when they seek to hire new employees.

  • A Score of 3 - Bronze Certificate: This certifies that you have the basic skills for 16% of the jobs in the United States. To earn a Bronze Certificate, you must score at least a “3” on all three assessments.
  • A Score of 4 - Silver Certificate: This certifies that you have the basic skills for 67% of the jobs in the United States. To earn a Silver Certificate, you must score at least a "4" on all three assessments.
  • A Score of 5 - Gold Certificate: This certifies that you have the basic skills for 93% of the jobs in the United States. To earn a Gold Certificate, you must score at least a “5” on all three assessments.
  • A Score of 6 or 7 -  Platinum Certificate: This certifies that you have the basic skills for 99% of the jobs in the United States. To earn a Platinum Certificate, you must score at least a "6" all three assessments.

Higher scores mean that you are capable of performing a wider set of employment positions.

Do you have a computer with internet access? You can work in WIN.

The WIN practice site is a self-paced, self-directed computer software program that helps you assess your skill level before you take WIN assessments. It was created as a tool to teach the concepts and build the skills needed to earn the score you seek on your WIN assessments.

Why Should I Use the WIN Practice Site Before Taking WIN? The WIN Practice Site allows you to experience concepts, sample questions, and practice assessments at your own pace before you are in a timed assessment environment. It is an excellent practice tool that helps you become familiar with the material so you are better prepared to earn the score you want.

It is necessary to register with Lifelong Learning to get a username and password before using the WIN practice site. You will need to come to Lifelong Learning at 206 Wilkins Street, Greenville, SC 29605 so we can give you access to the WIN practice site. Call and make an appointment to register. Contact Grace Pascuiti at (864) 355-6059 or (864) 355-6088.

Over 250 Upstate Employers Recognize WIN®

Follow this link for an employer list.