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Literacy and Numeracy Skills Deficiencies in the Workforce: What the data shows & What can we do
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Literacy and Numeracy Skills Deficiencies in the Workforce: What the data shows & What can we do

2/12/2014

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Noon to 1:30 PM
Where: ABAG Conference Room
2 E. Read Street, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland  21202
United States
Contact:
Linda Dworak

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Studies show that almost one-fifth of U.S. adults have low literacy-and almost one-third have low numeracy, or basic math, skills. These skills deficiencies pose some of the most formidable barriers to post-secondary education and career-track employment for impoverished adults and youth in and around Baltimore.

What do national and local data sets tell us about this problem in our communities? And what can and should be done to improve the skills of adults and youth in order to address poverty and build economically sound neighborhoods?

Join us for a conversation with Kisha Bird and Neil Ridley of CLASP (the Center for Law and Social Policy) and our own Martha Holleman, Strategic Thinking for Social Change, as they present national and local data on this deep and severe problem, pose a set of recommendations for policy and strategic action and lead us in a discussion about where we can do to get more adults and youth well prepared for post-secondary education and family-sustaining work.

For ABAG members only. Lunch will be served.
 
 

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