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Leading adult education through support for and the effective application of technology.

Closing the skills gap; impact of a workplace literacy program

Corporate Name: Motorola Inc.

Publisher: Merex

Published At: Tempe, AZ

Date Published: 1991

Distributor: Merex

Source Address: 110 East 7th Street

Source City/State/Zip: Tempe Arizona 85281

Phone: 800-383-5636

Material Type: Descriptive/Project Description

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Literacy; Employment; Basic Skills

This report describes the features and results of an innovative workplace learning collaboration between Motorola Inc. and Merex Corporation, April 1987 - September 1989. The project addressed the gap between employee skills and the demands of the modern high-technology workplace. It assumed that the problem resided in a mismatch between employee skills and the skills demanded by workplace materials and situations. Thus the problem was attacked by changes in workplace materials and organizational approaches as well as improvements in employee skills.

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