ERIC Number: ED437539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Skills for a New Century. A Blueprint for Lifelong Learning.
Office of the Vice President, Washington, DC.
A group of leaders from business, organized labor, education, and government convened by Vice President Gore synthesized current thinking and promising practices on work force learning and issued recommendations to help Americans acquire the skills they need for the 21st century workplace. Four key recommendations were made for work force learning goals to move the country forward: (1) deliver education, training, and learning that are tied to high standards, lead to useful credentials, and meet labor market needs; (2) improve access to financial resources for lifetime learning for all Americans, including those in low-wage jobs; (3) promote learning at a time and place, and in a manner that meets that meet workers' needs and interests; and (4) increase awareness and motivation to participate in education, training, and learning. (Action steps and commitments from the groups involved are provided for each of these recommendations.) (KC)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Entry Workers, Futures (of Society), Job Skills, Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Standards, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.vpskillsummit.org/blueprint.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the Vice President, Washington, DC.