Survey of Adult Skills and the diversity of 36 million low-skilled Americans
Submitted by Michael Cruse on April 24, 2015 - 9:41am
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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Survey of Adult Skills points to the diversity of the 36 million low-skilled Americans. This diversity spans age, race, national origin, and education levels. 1/3 of the population is under 35 years old. More than half of these workers are Black or Hispanic. People with learning disabilities are twice as likely to be considered low-skilled Americans. (Making Skills Everyone's Business, p.3)
Do your programs reflect this diversity? What does diversity look like in your programs? How are you learning about the unique needs of these diverse groups, and how are you responding to them?