School's out for skills

Phillips, Lucy
September 2007
People Management;9/6/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 18, p14
This article discusses findings of a survey from CBI, which revealed that employers are becoming more dissatisfied with the basic skills of school leavers despite their expertise with new technologies. The survey revealed that 52 percent were frustrated by school leavers' literacy skills and 50 percent by their basic numeracy, often forcing employers to offer remedial training in these areas. But the majority of respondents--92 percent--said they were satisfied with their information technology skills.


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