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NCJ Number: 121958 Find in a Library
Title: Fourth R: Workforce Readiness
Author(s): A Wheelock; G Dorman
Corporate Author: National Alliance of Business
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: National Alliance of Business
Washington, DC 20005
Publication Number: ISBN 0-88713-810-1
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed mainly to business leadership as well as to educators and job training professionals, this manual urges businesses to develop collaborations with schools in their communities to help resolve the problems the United States faces in education and workforce readiness of youth.
Abstract: The discussion notes that a high proportion of young people drop out before completing their education and that many of those who do complete their education lack the basic skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. These youths cost businesses large amounts for remediation, increased supervision, increases in errors, and decreases in product quality. They also produce costs for communities, in terms of welfare dependency, crime and unrest, and decreases in tax revenues and competitiveness in world markets. Thus, businesses need to become involved in business-education partnerships that emphasize school improvement, institutional change, and police reform. Discussions of existing partnerships, guidelines for forming six types of partnerships, appended partnership profiles, list of organizations, and annotated list of 26 references.
Main Term(s): Education
Index Term(s): Children at risk; Educationally disadvantaged persons; Private sector civic involvement; Private sector-government cooperation; Youth development
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