Essential Skills Training
Companies constantly express the need for employees with strong fundamental skills in workplace reading, math, and English as a Second Language (ESL). BIS Essential Skills consultants provide customized, competency-based training to ensure your employees have the skills they need to help move the company toward achieving strategic objectives. Essential Skills classes are designed to build on your employees' existing skills and move them toward competence in the reading, math, and English skills they need to perform successfully on the job. The curriculum is developed from actual materials employees use and read on the shop floor. Ongoing evaluation measures the overall impact of the training on job performance and quantifies for you the value added to the organization and to the individual participants.
This course will review arithmetic of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, metrics, and percents. In addition, data analysis skills are taught (mean, median, mode) as a basis for statistical process control. Workplace applications of the math skills taught are included in each lesson.
BIS's English as a Second Language training focuses on the basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills needed to function successfully in the workplace. The training content includes workplace and industry vocabulary, work instructions, charts/graphs/tables, job descriptions, workplace forms and other workplace documents. Strong emphasis is placed on work-related oral communication skills and rudimentary (foundation) reading and writing skills.
This course focuses on the reading skills required on the job, as well as the skills associated with a company-wide continual improvement effort. The training content will consist of job-related vocabulary, work instructions, charts/graphs, training materials, personnel forms, and other work-related documents.
For more information, see Develop a Skilled Workforce.