to the Department of Labor, approximately one in five workers
lacks basic literacy skills. The National Association of Manufacturers
surveyed its members and found that over half of the companies
find their workers have serious shortcomings in basic math,
writing and reading comprehension. It is estimated that illiteracy
in the work place costs the American economy $225 billion
dollars a year in lost productivity.
of size, low basic skills among employees reduce the ability
of a company to implement new technology and production techniques.
can provide a range of services to improve your workers skills.
We offer small group as well as one to one tutoring for employees
in Basic Literacy and in English as a Second Language. Our
tutors use research based curriculum and methods combined
with authentic materials from your workplace to help your
employees improve their reading, writing, math and oral communications.
National Center on the Education Quality of the Workforce
found that productivity increases with education at a greater
rate then it does with an increase in work hours. In the manufacturing
sector a 10% increase in the average education of all workers
is associated with a productivity increase of 5.6%. In a study
on the economic benefits of the workplace, 98% of employers
reported that with Workplace Education Programs, employees
gained at least one skill and there was at least one organizational
more information about how the Literacy Council can help you
start a workplace literacy program in your business, please
call us at (828) 696-3887.