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Melvin, Sally; Kenwright, Laura – National Literacy Trust, 2012
The National Literacy Trust's Words for Work programme is an innovative way for schools and businesses to join forces and address the nation's employability. Volunteers from the corporate world are partnered with secondary schools within their community to explore speaking and listening in the workplace through a range of workshops, aiming to…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, Self Esteem, Comprehensive Programs
Melvin, Sally – National Literacy Trust, 2010
Research (Martin, 2008) has shown that speaking and listening are the literacy skills most used in the world of work. Yet, employers frequently bemoan the lack of young people's communication skills, with many believing that it impacts their chances of making it through an interview and their future employability (Simon, 2009). Effective speaking…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Workplace Literacy, Communication Skills, Speech Communication