Workers' skills

It's your call

October 19, 1990

When asked by The Evening Sun whether they think young people starting their first jobs are well prepared or poorly trained, most callers to SUNDIAL said they believed workers had fewer skills.

Of 231 callers, 139 said they believe high school graduates have fewer basic skills than in years past. Forty-six callers said they believe new workers are better prepared, and 46 said they believe the skill level is about the same.

When asked about college students entering the work force, 100 said they have fewer skills, 71 said they are better prepared, and 58 said about the same.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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