Youth Success Academy


The Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) issued a report in 1991 called "What Work Requires of Schools." The report listed a common set of skills that employers find necessary for a person to be ready to go to work.

Employers need workers who can productively use:

Resources: allocate time, money, materials, space, and staff

Interpersonal Skills: work on teams, teach others, serve customers, lead, negotiate, and work well with people from different cultural backgrounds

Information: acquire and evaluate data, organize and maintain files, interpret and communicate, and use computers to process information

Systems: understand social, organizational, and technological systems, monitor and correct performance, and design and improve systems

Technology: select equipment and tools, apply technology to specific tasks, and maintain and troubleshoot technologies

Employers need workers who have the following skills and personal qualities:

Basic Skills: reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics, speaking and listening

Thinking Skills: thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, knowing how to learn, and reasoning

Personal Qualities: individual responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, and integrity


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Sponsored by  the Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board and Youth Council and the Coosa Valley and North Georgia Council of Chief Elected Officials (CCEO). For youth program information contact Lesia Lambert,  CVRDC, P.O. Box 1798, Rome GA 30162-1798, 706.295.6485, fax 802.5567. For web site information or comments contact Terri Morgan, same address, phone & fax.

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