ERIC Number: ED344987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Toward a New Definition of Employability. Report by the North Central Indiana Workforce Literacy Task Force.
Center for Remediation Design, Washington, DC.
The North Central Indiana Workplace Literacy Initiative seeks to develop a curriculum management system addressing work force literacy needs and a coordinated human resource investment system meeting individual economic self-sufficiency needs and labor market needs. The workplace of the future will contain six key changes: employers will require higher-level skills; educational systems must provide job and life skills; competencies must extend beyond basic skills; schools should provide employability skills to graduates; learners should connect school and "real world" experiences; and employers must value high performance and quality management. Educational changes that reflect workplace needs include the six national educational goals and America 2000, a strategy for achieving them. Seven minimal entry-level competency areas are essential in the workplace, based on survey and focus group results: (1) resources--time, money, materials/facilities, and human resources; (2) information--acquires/evaluates, organizes/maintains, interprets/communicates, and processes; (3) interpersonal skills; (4) systems; (5) technology; (6) learning to learn; and (7) math/computation. Three appendices are included: the five competencies comprising workplace know-how, identified by the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills; learning to learn proficiencies; and a description of the North Central Indiana Private Industry Council and the Center for Remediation Design.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Employment Potential, Information Management, Interpersonal Competence, Job Performance, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Learning Strategies, Management Systems, Resource Allocation, Skill Development, Systems Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Transfer of Training, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Central Indiana Private Industry Council, Inc., Peru.
Authoring Institution: Center for Remediation Design, Washington, DC.