ERIC Number: ED452570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
Recognizing the Need for Oral Communication Skills in Workforce Development Programs.
Hopson, Carol Stein
Many changes in job training and distance education have had a negative effect on the traditional oral communication class, while the need for better oral communication skills is increasing dramatically. Instructors now face the challenge of convincing administrators that the need for oral communication education is too important to be eliminated from the curriculum. Instructors need to translate the theories of speech communication into job-related skills, and they need to become involved in community economic and workforce development groups. In developing oral communication skills in workforce development programs, certain strategies are needed, such as becoming involved, learning what training is needed, developing professional expertise, and determining how to meet the needs of students. (Contains a sample survey, "Oral Communication in the Workforce.") (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community Instructional Services
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern States Communication Association (71st, Lexington, KY, April 4-8, 2001).