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This document provides a rationale for a company to install a workplace skills program and suggestions for finding help in implementing such a program. Topics covered include the following: (1) changing literacy standards; (2) the changing work force and high performance workplaces; (3) cost of hiring new employees versus training current employees; (4) determining whether a workplace skills partnership help a company and whether a company needs a skills program; (5) benefits of a workplace skills program to the company and to the employees; (6) what the National Workplace Skills Demonstration Project can provide to a company; (7) workplace skills program options; (8) contributions a company can make to a workplace skills partnership; (9) deciding if a workplace skills program would be beneficial; (10) estimating skill gaps and company needs; and (11) the skills included in the report of the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) (KC)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), Inplant Programs, Job Skills, Literacy Education, On the Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Workplace Literacy

Author: Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.; Pellissippi State Technical Community Coll., Knoxville, TN.


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