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ERIC Number: ED413949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 17
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Workforce Skills Needed by Today's Employers. Market Analysis MA98-5.
Clagett, Craig A.
In an effort to reevaluate employment preparation in community college curricula, a review of recent research was conducted to identify the most valued skills in today's workforce. Among the abilities desired by today's employers are: (1) knowing how to learn; (2) competence in reading, writing, and computation; (3) effective listening and oral communication skills; (4) adaptability through creative thinking and problem solving; (5) personal management with strong self esteem and initiative; (6) interpersonal skills; and (7) leadership effectiveness. This comprehensive skill set, once required only of managers but now applying to all levels of employment, appeared in several employer surveys, with an additional emphasis on communication and computer/technical skills. (YKH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.