ERIC Number: ED361494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Workplace Literacy Skills and Training Inventory.
Janney-Pace, Priscilla; And Others
The Workplace Literacy Skills and Training Inventory was created as a needs assessment instrument to determine existing programs and services and current needs at workplace sites. Subjects were 64 representatives from businesses in Greene County, Ohio, randomly selected from the yellow pages. The framework for the inventory consisted of 16 skills identified as essential to employers. Three skills were added--computer, technical, and total quality management. Twenty-six surveys were completed. Four skills--knowing how to learn, basic reading, listening, and oral communication--were rated as important by 100 percent of subjects. The majority rated the remaining skills as important. All 26 believed only one skill, basic reading, was mastered. Relatively few businesses were providing or planned to provide training for these workplace literacy skills. Results of the Yates corrected chi-square analyses for each skill indicated that businesses do not provide training for a skill simply because they believed it important. The majority relied on inhouse providers for training. Upper management determined training content in 16 businesses. Twenty indicated lack of time was a possible constraint to training, eight identified lack of money, and six identified unavailability of type of training wanted. (Twenty-six tables are provided. Appendixes include the inventory, skill definitions, and 12 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Tecumseh Consortium, Springfield, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio