Literacy or basic skills instruction for the workplace is a new and evolving field of practice for trainers, program planners and other partners in business, industry and education.
Author: Maurice Charles Taylor
Category: Basic education
Literacy or basic skills instruction for the workplace is a new and evolving field of practice for trainers, program planners and other partners in business, industry and education. With the growing gap between workplace demands and workforce skills increasing, there is now a need to ensure that employees with basic skills deficiencies have education and training opportunities. Exactly how to go about this endeavour has been an area of concern for both employers and union leaders alike. Basic Skills in the Workplace is a response to this need. It is a useful resource and day-to-day practical g.
Workplace Literacy Programs in Region III. INTRODUCTION As the skill levels
demanded by new and changing jobs continue to rise , the importance of
improving basic skills in the workplace becomes more and more apparent .
Category: Business and education
Describes workplace literacy programs in Maryland, Pennsylvania, W. Va., Va., Delaware, and District of Columbia.
Skills. and. the. Workplace. OVERVIEW. AND. SUMMARY. Workers need good basic skills-reading, writing, arithmetic, and oral communications-to handle many
of today's jobs or to benefit from most formal and some kinds of informal training ...
Section 1 Research Why basic skills for the workplace ? This section aims to
provide a context for workplace basic skills provision . You may wish to follow up
this section by referring to : • Training in Britain ( The Training Agency ) •
Author: Libby Rees
This guide provides information on basic skills needs and programs in the workplace and issues affecting basic skills provision from a British perspective. Section 1 aims to provide a context for workplace basic skills provision. Sections 2-7 provide practical suggestions and advice on the following topics: (1) marketing; (2) contacting employers; (3) researching employer needs; (4) justifying the benefits of training to managers, trade unionists, and staff; (5) establishing training needs by identifying two sets of criteria--employer's requirements and trainee's individual needs; (6) setting up provision; and (7) assessment and evaluation. Sample forms and checklists are provided. Section 8 provides a range of case studies that show how training can be customized to the needs of the organization. Section 9 describes some of the most common difficulties that will be encountered when working with employers. A resource section provides suggestions of books and other materials on work-related basic skills. Three charts present selling points, sticking points, and possible responses when making the case for basic skills training to managers, unions, and workers. (YLB)
The basic skills component of the draft O*NET includes the gamut of skills from
more traditional literacy skills to those necessary in HPWO companies. The
sample of NWLP curricula in this study included a preponderance of traditional
Author: Eunice N. Askov
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Category: Workplace literacy
Adult educators working in workplace literacy & workforce preparation programs need to be aware of the many efforts to define standards for the knowledge, skills, & abilities needed for successful performance in the workplace. This report describes the various efforts related to skill standards & other policy initiatives for those who may not be directly involved in these ongoing efforts. Includes skill descriptions as the framework for workplace literacy skill standards. Contents: background to the occupational skill standards efforts; occupational skill standards; framework for skill standards; discussion & conclusions.
This booklet has been designed for management personnel, union officials, workplace or industry trainers, community or college-based teachers working with industry, consultants and others with an involvement in workplace basic skills ...
Workplace Basic Skills Education For more than a decade, basic skills courses
have been offered by partnerships between the United Auto Workers and
automotive manufacturers such as Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. Contract
Author: Daniel C. Knudsen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
The advanced capitalist nations are currently undergoing an enormous economic, social, and political transformation. At the heart of this transformation is the transition between large scale, standardized production (Fordism) and new, more flexible approaches to manufacturing (flexibility), and a concomitant extension of manufacturing to include products both concrete (goods) and ephemeral (services). This volume explores the consequences of this transition from the standpoints of technology, labor relations, firm strategy, education, government programs, and geography. The book is a collection of papers by well-known scholars investigating the current global transition from mass consumption and production to flexible production for niche markets. The book is unique in that it not only discusses standard economic concerns, but also investigates the social and political implications of this transition. Each chapter is concerned with a different aspect of the same restructuring process.
"Research indicates that employees' lack of basic skills is causing Corporate
America to lose over $60 billion annually in productivity, yet a mere 2.2% of all
organizations furnish training in basic reading, writing, mathematics and English
Author: Tom W. Goad
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Today's workplace demands skills for a knowledgeable, productive use of information. Success, both personal and organizational, comes from finding what is essential and optimizing its effectiveness. Goad teaches readers how to swim in a potentially overwhelming sea of data. This easy-to-read, lucid guide attends to basic skills, thinking and decision-making, creativity enhancement, innovation and risk taking, computer literacy, subject matter literacy, learning how to learn, and securement of on-the-job help.
basic skills ' A critique based on evidence from the United States , Canada and
Englandı Susan Hoddinott Chapter summary ... Assessment is used in ' workplace basic skills ' programmes , both in the ' needs assessment ' phase
prior to the ...
Author: Helen Rainbird
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
The contributors to this volume combine a critical analysis of the organizational and employment context of workplace learning with an understanding of theories of learning.
Having decided to proceed with basic skills training , employers can make the
best strategic use of their training ... in the Workplace As noted in Vestibule
Training , page 2 , the best opportunity to remedy adult illiteracy is in the workplace .
... students the additional option of spending time at the workplace for the
purpose of career exploration or preparation . ... work skills , positive attitudes ,
and personal growth , while simultaneously reinforcing basic skills ; that the workplace is ...
Author: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.Publish On: 1992
Private Industry Councils and Workplace Literacy National Alliance of Business,
Inc., Washington, DC. INTRODUCTION The basic skills needed today for even
the most mundane jobs go far beyond what workers ever learned in school .
Author: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Category: Functional literacy
This guide is designed to provide private industry councils (PICs) with information on developing workplace literacy or job-related basic skills programs. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the nation's literacy problem and how it affects business and is designed to provide PIC members with background information to use when discussing the problem with members of their communities. It covers such information as a definition of workplace literacy and legislation affecting literacy initiatives and programs. Chapter 2 covers the elements of a successful workplace literacy program and PICs' potential roles in providing some of them. Chapter 3 discusses literacy skills assessment, a potential service for PICs to provide to clients and employers. It includes the legal issues involved in assessing worker skill levels as well as points to consider in selecting assessment instruments. Chapter 4 highlights successful PIC workplace literacy efforts from around the country. It contains information on funding sources PICs can use for workplace literacy programs and includes case studies on how several PICs have developed workplace literacy projects. Appendixes include a 21-item bibliography of selected readings on workplace literacy and a description of the National Alliance of Business' technical assistance capabilities and information on contacts in the alliance's national and regional service offices. (YLB)
The department responsible for all of the major policy initiatives in the domain of
adult education, training and skills ... but also include community literacy and
other basic skills programmes, workplace literacy and training programmes, and
Publisher: OECD Publishing
This book brings the reader information on innovative initiatives that have succeeded in bringing new skills to people formerly trapped in low-wage jobs in various OECD countries.
The work of Scribner and Cole in Liberia and Scribner's more recent
ethnographic study of literacy in an American dairy processing plant have
challenged common assumptions about the role of basic academic skills in the workplace .
The two chapters in Section V address literacy and basic skills : " Workplace
Literacy Programs : Organization and Incentives " ( Mikulecky ) and “ Workplace
Basic Skills Programs in the United Kingdom : Why So Few ? " ( Wells ) . The final