Exploring Workforce Skills of Northwest Ohio High School Graduates
This study analyzes workforce competencies at the conclusion of high school graduation. Researchers sampled over 875
graduating seniors from 16 high schools within six counties throughout Northwestern Ohio. Results highlight future career and
educational goals of these young people and a self-report of skills based on the SCANS competencies and basic foundation skills.
When evaluating Foundation Skills of Personal Qualities, Basic Skills, and Thinking Skills, they indicated highest ratings in Personal
Qualities and overall lowest ratings in Basic Skills. A series of five Workforce Competencies were also evaluated, including Using
Resources, Using Information, Using Technology, Interpersonal Skills, and Working in Systems. Highest ratings for Competencies were
reported in Interpersonal Skills and lowest in Using Resources.
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