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ERIC Number: EJ932519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Improving and Communicating Workforce Skills: A Regional Initiative
Baird, Dee
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n8 p595-607 2011
The demand for improved workplace skills in the U.S. is rapidly rising, and U.S. industries, employees, and educational systems are struggling to respond. This paper describes the Skills Advantage program, an effort led by employers and facilitated by Kirkwood Community College to address regional employment needs. This work-ready certificate program allows emerging, traditional, and incumbent workers to communicate their skills and skill levels to employers in relationship to the requirements of the workplace. Regional training organizations and community agencies can help improve the capability of the regional workforce by integrating Skills Advantage-related skills instruction to existing programs. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; United States