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Document Number: 10774

Work Readiness Standards and Benchmarks: The Key to Differentiating America's Workforce and Regaining Global Competitiveness - A new release from ACT ventures into territory that is largely uncharted--postsecondary work readiness standards and benchmarks. While many now have a grip on what college readiness looks like, comparable standards for work readiness–the skills involved in workplace success–are less well understood. According to the author, work readiness skills are foundational and occupation specific, vary in importance and level for different occupations, and depend on the critical tasks identified via a job analysis or an occupational profile. For examples, skills required for accountants and welders are profiled. (Hope Clark, ACT, May 2013)...

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