he WorkKeys skills-assessment system is at the core of a local employer's remarkably positive and heartening state- ment for job seekers and workers. First, let's look at the employer's comment and then we'll examine how WorkKeys fits into skill-building efforts in Northern Indiana.
EMPLOYER SEEKS WORKERS SO CREATIVE AND
SKILLED TO 'FORCE US'' TO PAY HIGH WAGES
"We want our employees," said Ann Voll, executive administrator of Sibley Machine and Foundry in South Bend, "to be as creative as they can be, to be skilled and talented, and force us to pay them a lot of money." Among the profound concepts at play in her statement is this: She is talking about rewarding high-creativity, -skills and -talent in manufacturing workers who operate very expensive and highly computerized CNC machines. While excellent math skills, especially Algebra, are vital for a CNC machinist, there are other critically important skills at hand in a successful worker, Voll told Grow Michiana eNews Jan. 26, 2012.
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