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Author: Eunice N. Askov
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: workplace, literacy, standards, skill, developing, framework
Number of Pages: 141
Published: 1998-02
ISBN-10: 0788145428
ISBN-13: 9780788145421

Adult educators working in workplace literacy & workforce preparation programs need to be aware of the many efforts to define standards for the knowledge, skills, & abilities needed for successful performance in the workplace. This report describes the various efforts related to skill standards & other policy initiatives for those who may not be directly involved in these ongoing efforts. Includes skill descriptions as the framework for workplace literacy skill standards. Contents: background to the occupational skill standards efforts; occupational skill standards; framework for skill standar

Author: Emanuela Di Gropello
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: demand, gaps, supply, trends, indonesia, labor, market, skills
Number of Pages: 292
Published: 2011-03-16
ISBN-10: 082138614X
ISBN-13: 9780821386149

In Indonesia, the past two decades have been a time of great progress but also massive transformations and abrupt setbacks. In this context, this book reviews the main characteristics of - and trends in - demand for skills in Indonesia. It seeks to document the existence of a possible skills mismatch between employer demands and the available supply, the contribution of the education and training sector to this mismatch, and possible measures to improve the education and training system'¬"s responsiveness to what the labor market and the economy need. In today'¬"s job market in Indonesia, th

Author: Aaron Steelman
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: economic, quarterly, reprint, inequality, driving, wage, whats
Number of Pages: 17
Published: 2008-10-01
ISBN-10: 1437904971
ISBN-13: 9781437904970

Wage inequality has increased sharply in the U.S. since the mid-1970s. While some have argued that globalization -- in particular, increased international trade and immigration -- is primarily responsible for changes in the wage distribution, the authors argue that the main cause is skill-biased technical change. Workers with relatively high skill levels have experienced more rapid growth in wages than less-skilled workers, some of whom have seen an actual decline in their real wages. Although technical change likely has increased wage inequality, it also has greatly enhanced productivity and

Author: Philip I. Moss
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Keywords: hiring, america, skill, race, employers, stories
Number of Pages: 346
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0871546094
ISBN-13: 9780871546098

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: postsecondary, levels, secondary, competencies, programs, skill, occupational
Number of Pages: 70
ISBN-10: 1428926712
ISBN-13: 9781428926714

Authors: Mary Layne, Scott Naftel, Harry J. Thie, Jennifer
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: consolidation, change, specialties, occupational, military
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2001
ISBN-10: 0833026461
ISBN-13: 9780833026460

Over the past several years, the military Services have reduced their forces substantially. Military skill groups have been consolidated before and during that reduction. Such consolidations can benefit organizations. As a result of visits to military units and anecdotal reports from the field, some members of Congress became concerned that the skill consolidations were eroding readiness and expressed a particular concern about maintenance skills in two Services. The Office of the Secretary of Defense asked RAND to determine the extent of the consolidations and their effects on readiness.

Author: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: research, innovation, skills
Number of Pages: 147
Published: 2011-03-08
ISBN-10: 9264097473
ISBN-13: 9789264097476

Innovation holds the key to ongoing improvements in living standards, As well as to solving pressing social challenges. Skilled people play a crucial role in innovation through the new knowledge they generate, how they adopt and develop existing ideas, and through their ability to learn new competencies and adapt to a changing environment.This book seeks to increase understanding of the links between skills and innovation. it explores the wide range of skills required, ranging from technical to "soft", And The ability to learn; it presents data and evidence on countries' stocks and flows of sk
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