ERIC Number: ED302730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-3
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce 2000: Education-Training-Skills.
Miller, Minor R.
The many statistical projections of what the work force of the year 2000 will be like point to one conclusion: there will not be an adequately prepared work force to meet the labor market needs unless there is a coordinated and concerted effort by the private, public, and government sectors to train and develop the needed skilled workers. The American Society for Training and Development's recently published preliminary report on the basic skills that employers want in their employees identified three components for a successful skills training program: a well-constructed action plan, a systematic approach to training design and development, and a functional context approach to job-specific training. The report concluded that there is an undeniable linkage between work force skills and the competitive cycle and that learning on the job is the principal training process. Concern was also expressed that insufficient attention is being paid to the 50 percent of persons who do not attend college and that current linkages between education, industry, and government are not strong enough to carry the load. It was concluded that top priority be given to improving the job training provided to noncollege-bound persons if the United States is to stay competitive. (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 3, 1988).