Using technology to address workforce readiness skills Book Chapter

Reio, TG, Whitehead, CL. (2015). Using technology to address workforce readiness skills . 4 1722-1737. 10.4018/978-1-4666-8632-8.ch094

cited authors

  • Reio, TG; Whitehead, CL



  • All too often, students either drop out of school or graduate with poor workplace readiness skills. The lack of preparedness is costly both on a short- and long-term basis to students, families, employers, and societies in general. In the workplace, employers are forced to be at the vanguard of addressing critical basic skill deficiencies related to reading, writing, mathematics, and using computers, among others, to remain competitive. Addressing these worker skills gaps through training and development activities can be cost prohibitive to organizations, especially in tough economic times. Understandably, business leaders are becoming more critical of an education system that produces individuals with such gaps. The purpose of this chapter is to explore the use of technology as a productive means of meeting the developmental or remedial educational needs of various underprepared workers entering the job market.

publication date

  • September 3, 2015

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1722

end page

  • 1737


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