ERIC Number: ED240380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Colorado Employability Skills Survey. Report of Results.
Hulsart, Richard; Bauman, Paul
Interviews were conducted with employers and military personnel to obtain information regarding basic skills needed in entry-level jobs available to young people with a high school education. Information was also obtained from young entry-level employees and military recruits on the quality of their high school preparation in basic employment skills and the types of activities that helped them in the school-to-work transition. Indepth interviews were conducted with 135 managers, owners, and supervisors and 130 entry-level employees. Employers ranked 80 tasks in reading, mathematics, computers, writing, communications, interpersonal, manual/perceptual, problem solving/reasoning, and job retention/career development in order of importance. Employees indicated the importance of various tasks in their present positions and rated their preparation in high school for the same tasks. Open-ended questions were asked about types of courses, extracurricular activities, and out-of-school experiences that helped them succeed in their present positions. Interviews were also conducted with 45 military and 8 civilian instructors and 57 young recruits. Following two sections presenting results of the survey is a third section that provides examples of some existing programs in Colorado designed to improve the career knowledge and employability skills of young people. (YLB)
Descriptors: Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Employment Potential, Enlisted Personnel, Entry Workers, High School Graduates, Job Skills, Military Service, Military Training, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Colorado Department of Education, Western Plaza Bldg., 303 West Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80204 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.